In addition to being a textile artist, I am also a youth worker. I have the pleasure of being an Apprenticeship Coordinator at a youth empowerment organization in Western Massachusetts. In January, I was able to bring youth from Western Massachusetts to Boston to visit the Institute of Contemporary Art and while there, I taught a workshop at their Teen Arts Council.
The workshop included a short lecture on how immersive arts experiences bring people together.... and then I taught everyone how to crochet. This cross-state collaboration was really great, and I hope to have more!