A R T  T H E R A P Y  &  A R T  E D U C A T I O N

I N I T I A T I V E

Miranda's high school art teacher is notably one of the most influential role models in her educational experience. Miranda's ideal teaching style, mimics that of her former teacher in order to challenge and push students past their comfort levels in order to deepen their artistic exploration. In addition to this, her education in art therapy has allowed her to take on new approaches that incorporate metal health support into the classroom. In Miranda's opinion, an art curriculum should include art creation and critiques as well as lessons in art history, self-expression and exploration, creative thinking, and the correlation between art and other core subjects. With an open-ended teaching approach, an emphasis on individual interests and relevant topics, and differentiated instruction for all learners, Miranda hopes to inspire her students to discover their creativity, encourage their personal expression, and produce artwork they can be proud of in a safe and welcoming environment.

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