Get to know the Peopleologist
I believe that everybody can make things! I value process over product, reusing materials in our environments, experiment- and success-oriented activities, spreading love for the world's craft and folk art, and practicing the SLOW and old ways of making things.
My passion and expertise are woven intrinsically together in all:
Leading workshops, professional development sessions, developing and customizing programs, and building inter-generational collaborations and partnerships. My teaching and learning center on lifelong experimentation with traditional and cultural folk arts, fiber arts, and dance.
Peopleologie is the product of my creating and implementing hands-on integrated learning programs for museums, schools, and community organizations for over three decades. With a deep interest in anthropology and the world's oldest hand making processes, I've designed and continue to expand a rich integrated experiential program for all ages and abilities.
Previously, I co-founded, created and directed the Education and Family Programs of San Francisco's Museum of Craft and Folk Art. During my tenure as Director of Education, the Museum received the prestigious Exemplary Arts Education Award and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and provided over 300 workshops for 9,000 participants of all ages, annually. I have provided workshops through the Silicon Valley Education Foundation/Artspiration grant, and was Series Curator for Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and Family Community Days.
I am a member of Cultural Connections of Northern California, Arts Now Community Leadership Team of San Mateo County Office of Education, Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, Arts for a Better Bay Area, and serve on the board of directors of Art is Moving. Peopleologie is a featured resource of AEABA, Artspiration/Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative, ArtsEdConnect, The Connectory, Ocean Grove Charter Schools, and Innovative Education Management Charter Schools.