Irene fell into visual arts through clay 10 years ago at The Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ and has been wallowing there ever since. She received her MAT in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and her BS in Fine Arts and the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from The College of New Jersey where she taught clay and sculpture workshops to both students and faculty. Irene has also instructed at The Art School at Old Church, Guttenberg Arts, and most recently, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy where she currently works as a Visual Arts Teacher.
I can think of no better way to work with students than encouraging and instilling a love for creative thought. My approach to art education is student centered and led, offering the reins to students to grow in their individual interests, experimental thoughts, and needs. Differentiation for those individual needs is at the forefront of my practice, pulling from my experience in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I am constantly finding new ways to broaden my own knowledge through the facilitating of visual learning. Art is just as much about doing as it is about thinking and problem solving, strengthening the bonds between I can't and I can. Join me in the joy of creating!