What inspired you to become a teacher?
My Visual Arts teacher from High School, Marie, inspired me to become a teacher. Her art class was a space I felt I could be myself, which allowed me to thrive creatively.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day at EGGS involves working with students to help them realise exciting creative outcomes. To create a constructive and positive creative environment for my students I ensure that my role is that of a mentor, so I'm having lots of conversations with my students on a daily basis about new work they've produced. My day also tends to feature a meeting (or two) with other passionate staff members – our meetings are almost always centred on ways we can better our learning environments for our students.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing students come to a finishing point in their work. Most students, most creatives, go through a period of struggle, trial and experimentation before their visual ideas start to work in an effective and meaningful way. Usually, what is first perceived as being the end point of a creative journey is rarely what is actually produced. This unpredictability and the creative journey that students go on is what I love most about my job!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Well…we are growing up all the time and constantly learning new things, no matter what age we are. I want to continue developing my voice as an artist and mentor, and to ensure that I am doing things I love and am passionate about.
What advice would you give to your past self when you were a student?
To listen to your heart and gut instinct more. To trust that pursuing your happiness is always going to go hand-in-hand with success.
Describe EGGS in 5 words.
Empowering. Creative. Open-Minded. Loving. Embracing.