Elementary & middle school art teacher at the American School of Bangkok (ASB) in Thailand. •Guide students through station-based choice approach. •Integrate technology and art using the iPad for visual instruction •Facilitate exhibitions and charity auctions for art sales (KIS Charity Art Competition; 1 student titled finalist winner) •Mentor students in terms of their artwork in an International Art Competition: TIMOTCA PostCards From The World, “My Dream of Peace” •Download student artwork to Artsonia (children’s digital museum platform) & Creatubbles •Lead yearbook publication task force and club •Plan and implement student fieldtrips to interactive art museums •Coordinate student art exhibition at Bangkok Hospital
My philosophy on teaching is to promote a student- centered approach in a choice-based environment. I create and utilize demos, artist introductions, stations, and a myriad of differentiated resources. I also teach through a mindfulness approach encouraging students to pay attention to their art thinking and art making to foster their self-awareness. I believe in using many visuals, body movements, and sound in order to teach art.
Cover girl for Wanderlust Magazine (Art & Education Issue, Aug/Sep 2015) focusing on Art & Mindfulness in Education http://www.joomag.com/magazine/wanderlust-expat-life-style-in-thailand-august-september-2015-art-education-issue/0383313001438331094 Article in Expat Life magazine written about my view on visual arts and art education in Bangkok, Thailand http://www.expatlifeinthailand.com/art-seen/
Graduate of SUNY New Paltz Professional Teaching License in Visual Arts Education PreK-12 Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts Education, 2013 MSEd in Visual Arts Education, 2016
Bangkok-based international school visual arts teacher from New York. Also a professional studio-based artist focusing on mandala dot paintings. http://www.amydiener.com/