Visual Art TA
Laurie is a recently retired Elementary Art teacher from the Red Clay Consolidated School District and now resides at the Delaware beaches. In her thirty years in public schools she taught a variety of other subjects besides Visual Arts to K-5 classes including music appreciation literature and activities, creative movement, and library . She comes to DiAE with a Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Art Education from the University of Delaware and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington College. During her career, Laurie has been a participating teacher in a variety of DiAE summer sessions which she gives credit to opening her mind and creativity to engaging students through a variety of strategies and Art forms.
Laurie has a deep personal commitment to her own creativity and her love of teaching others to gain self-confidence through exploring the arts. This lifelong journey that started with the support and encouragement of her high school art teachers has led her to explore wood junk assemblages, drumming, playing guitar, songwriting and participating in the Rehoboth Writers Guild for over a decade.
Presently she creates unique Folktale story performances for children as well as writing and performing her own monologues of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse and O’Keeffe.