Author: Marla McLean

I am visual artist & educator living and working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
I completed my Masters in Studio Art from New York University studying in New York City and Venice, Italy.
I have a BA in Education and Social Art from Godard College, Plainfield, VT.
I teach art (as the Atelierista) at School-within-School at Peabody, a Washington DC, Reggio Emilia inspired public school.
I am adjunct faculty at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, currently teaching, Art and Science-Developing Creativity (graduate level.)
I received the 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Art Teacher from the DC Commission on the Arts and DC Public Schools.
I exhibit and participate in art projects/exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Bigger and Better than Ourselves: Humility

Bigger and Better than Ourselves: Humility

I thought I was going to write about Wonder, but instead I’ve changed my mind. I have been thinking about and researching the importance of Wonder …

 

Because you need to. Because you want to.

Because you need to. Because you want to.

 

Focusing on love.

Focusing on love.

In August, most of our school met for a retreat. At one point, we were asked to go around the table and share our intention …

 

Because we love each other

Because we love each other

It’s hard to believe that I have not posted since November!It’s not for lack of work. It’s because the projects, the creativity, the trips, the …

 

This Work Reminds Me of Flying

This Work Reminds Me of Flying

The Prek 3 Classes have emabarked on a project. The children started talking about “statues” a few months ago when I had them working on …

 

The Children Got the Closest.

The Children Got the Closest.

There is a symbiotic relationship I have with my profession/s. Artist and Atelierista.When I am both teaching and creating art I am immersed in and …

 

From seeds

From seeds

“From seeds” comes from a conversation that came about today when I was in the SWS garden harvesting vegetables and flowers to paint with Caleb, …

 

The Reciprocal Wisdom

The Reciprocal Wisdom

I love imagery, photos, sound. Art. This blogging thing is difficult for me. I wish sometimes that others could just understand what I’m creating or doing, imagining, …

 

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize” -Thich Nhat Hanh

 

All These Questions Are Love

All These Questions Are Love

This is the view from my window right now. Another snow day. A day to reflect and catch up on blogging.  February just ended. It’s when the Love Fairy …