Saying “Yes” to Children’s Ideas–Teaching vs. Learning

TEACHING VS. LEARNING: One of the scariest things about transitioning to a choice based approach to working with children is a teacher’s fear of losing control.  Many of us are operating under the false assumption that if we control every possible variable, we will ensure that our students are learning. Today, there are whole texts [...]

Art Teaching: Braiding Strands of Theory into Practice

Every teacher-in-training takes theory classes in preparation for entering the classroom.  Over time, our theories about children and learning become the foundation for our practice–the daily life of working with children in the classroom.  As I have matured in my teaching I have integrated various strands of theory into my own unique hybrid of classroom [...]

Collaborative banner-making with the ARRT team

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/02/22/banner-making-project-brings-maine-artists-together-for-a-cause/ Bob Keyes from the Portland Press Herald visited our work session on Sunday February 14th to observe our process and talk with people.  In his article, he conveys a sense of what we are all about.  ARRT paints banners for non-profit organizations in Maine that work to advance the Common Good.  I have been [...]

Small Works in September

I’m excited to announce two shows in Maine featuring small works.  The first opening will be a group show at Circling the Square Press featuring miniature prints that are 2″ square.  The show runs from September 20 through October 27 at the Press on Water Street in Gardiner, Maine.  The opening reception to meet the [...]

Limited Edition Digital Prints Available

I had three copies of this piece made yesterday using a high quality digital reproduction process.  It was a marvel to work with a skilled photographer and printer, Jim Nickelson of Nickelson Editions in Camden, Maine.  I can now offer digital reproduction of selected works based on client request.  Reproductions can be sized according to [...]

10×10 Brunswick coming up on September 28!

For the fourth consecutive year I will be participating in the 10×10 exhibit to support Arts Are Elementary, an organization that provides arts enrichment to children in the Brunswick Public Schools.   This one night event features a wide range of artwork created by local artists.  All work is displayed in 10″x10″ black frames. In addition [...]

Globes 2011–Skowhegan and Portland, Maine

Organized by Abby Shahn, the globes show was an open and participatory exhbit for artists to create their view of the world, seen or unseen.  After much planning, Abby received permission from business owners in downtown Skowhegan to allow us to install our globes in empty storefronts on the main street of town.  The artists [...]

A Sense of Place at Circling the Square Fine Art Press

“The show is titled, “A sense of place” and Robins works put me there. Energetic perspectives of trees and light, shapes and colors, textures and lines. Her recent black and white images with broad lines and balance, appear kinetic and monumental. Though the trees tower, they do not intimidate – they are majestic and dancing.”  [...]

January 2011

2011, January 4 As I embark on this new year, I look back on many wonderful exhibitions and opportunities I have had in the past year.  From Hallowell to Lewiston to Portland, I have shown my work in a variety of venues.  I have participated in both juried and non-juried exhibitions and have also shown [...]

fall happenings

This month is chock full of art events.  I am excited to announce that three of my pieces were selected for Whiteout at L/A Arts Gallery 5, an exhibition celebrating the winter season in Maine.  This show runs from November 12 through December 18 2010.   The opening is Friday, November 12, from 5-8 pm.  [...]