I’ve been teaching college level courses in art, science and technology since 2011, at community colleges, independent schools, liberal art colleges, and universities, including UCLA, Cal-Arts, SOMA Mexico, Eastern Arizona College, and Universidad Autónoma de Mexico.
Since 2014, I have been a returning instructor for the UCLA Sci|Art Nanolab, now called UCLA Sci|Art Lab + Studio. With five other instructors and guest lecturers, we use hands-on learning on nanoscience, media art, ecology, and interdisciplinary collaboration to encourage kids to imagine the impossible, and rethink the possible.
In May 2018 I began working with the Genesis STEAM Lab, in which kids can use creativity and technology to learn and propose solutions to real world needs. In a partnership, Genesis brought me to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, where I worked as the STEAM coordinator for the clubs and as an instructor for kindergarten to eighth grade students at Challengers, the South Central LA Club House until August 2019.
Stress related health concerns led me to begin practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2013 and I have since trained to be a yoga instructor with Tarn Taran Kaur Khalsa in the Philippines in 2017-2018. It’s a pleasure to be sharing the teachings that have brought so much health and joy to my life, and integrating them into my practice as an artist and educator. In workshops I integrate Kundalini yoga with art and science as an extension of my own personal practice, to spark a path of intuition and inspiration in others. We do collage, drawing, painting, and in more advanced workshops integrate electrical circuits into artworks. Currently I teach yoga classes and yoga-art-science workshops out of my home in Echo Park and at occasionally at some yoga studios in the region. If interested, let me know so you can come to a class sometime!
I also taught Yoga a few times at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro LA! We had lots of fun and the kids took away some useful self-care skills.
I have also been teaching painting and drawing at Paint: Lab since September 2019, to groups of adults and children. Through the process of creating paintings and drawings students develop many skills in observation, coordination, self-reflection and creativity. Even when teaching technical skills, I integrate mindfulness and yogic techniques to help participants grow in awareness as they create, and take that conscious creativity back into the world.