Occupational Therapist, Teaching Artist, Artist-in-Residence, Mixed Media Studio Artist. Bailey has a 25 year background as an Occupational therapist. She is also a mixed media studio artist with works in art collections around the world. Bailey combines these two interests to work as a teaching artist. As an Artist-in-Residence, Bailey teaches children how to create art. Using her Occupational Therapy skills, she specializes in teaching academics and IEP goals thru art to children with disabilities. Bailey believes in helping everyone reach his or her creative potential regardless of age or skill level. Bailey presents seminars to educators on how to successfully use art to teach common core.
I offer residencies of varying lengths to K-12 students. They could be exclusive or inclusive in nature. These programs provide hands-on art experiences in a supportive environment that is adapted to meet the needs of the individual participants. This insures that everyone is successful. I believe in helping everyone reach his or her creative potential regardless of age or skill level. Art provides opportunities for students to express themselves, learn about their world, interact positively with others, and contribute to society. Towards that end, I develop projects that reinforce both scholastic and individual goals. These goals can include: 1. Art technique skills 2. Academic lessons (math, history, science, reading) 3. Communication 4. Attention span 5. Fine motor coordination 6. Decision making 7. Following directions 8. Visual-spatial skills 9. Self-esteem
Bailey teaches often throughout the year and has been published extensively in magazines, professional journals and featured on TV and the internet for her innovations in her artist-in-residence work. Bailey is a proud member of the TN Arts Commission and VSA-TN. She has been invited to Russia to help develop an art education program for their students with disabilities.
BA-Occupational Therapy Mount Mary College
More information and photos available at: www.BaileyFiberArt.com
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Special Education, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text