As an educator, my primary goal is to provide students with a framework that enables them to teach themselves the technical skills, conceptual background, and creative approaches to make their artwork. I organize my classes as environments that promote hands-on, active learning. I provide learning materials in as many ways as possible, so that each student can find their own avenue. Lectures take the form of guided activities, followed by applied exercises. Assignments carefully scaffold upon information presented in the learning materials, asking students to recontextualize what they have learned in a new way, or in a personal direction. In individual mentorships, I guide students through an exploration of their creative processes, helping them to identify for themselves how to organize their approach to making artwork. I am successful when a student is able to build and apply their own framework for continued learning and exploration of their own curiosity.