Sarah is a visual artist living in Juneau, Alaska. Her work primarily consists of drawings, collages and paintings. Sarah balances her time between her own art projects and working as a teaching artist. She conducts collaborative community projects involving people with art and non-art backgrounds alike, and the products of those efforts can be found in schools, public parks and private businesses. Sarah’s philosophy in practice is simply to rally people of all ages and backgrounds to paint together, to focus on process, and to produce something big and beautiful.
As a teaching artist in Alaska, Sarah has worked with students and teachers in the Lower Kuskokwim School District, Bering Strait School District, Nome Public Schools, Chatham School District, Sitka School District, and Juneau School District. During these projects, Sarah has provided professional development in visual arts integration for teachers. Sarah’s other teaching artist experiences include curriculum design for the Lower Kuskokwim Visual Arts curriculum, teaching for the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Alaska Southeast, piloting visual arts shows for The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery in Juneau, and conducting a collaborative piece through AWARE, the women’s shelter in Juneau.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Alaska Southeast.