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.

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 …

 

“The years are changing. They go by so fast.” Sophie, Kindergarten

“The years are changing. They go by so fast.” Sophie, Kindergarten

It’s cold. It’s winter so it is to be expected. This year is likely to be the coldest Washington, DC has perhaps ever experienced. “The icicles look like lamps. The …

 

The Uncommon

The Uncommon

“We react to weather in relative rather than absolute fashion,” said Laurence S. Kalkstein, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the …

 

“You can’t just get stuff to remember people in a store.” -Aurora

“You can’t just get stuff to remember people in a store.” -Aurora

I love the lights. I unapologetically love the visual bliss this season brings.I could do without the barage of advertisements, mailings, and catalogs that bombard …