Lauren Kucera

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Lauren Kucera
Lauren Kucera

 

I teach Art 1, Art 2, and Art 3/4 Honors.

I earned my Bachelors in Art Education from Berry College in 2001, and my Master of Art Education from University of Georgia in 2009.  During both programs, I studied in Italy for a semester, learning new studio techniques and teaching art to young Italian students.  I was a tutor and mentor to student-athletes at UGA, as well as a volunteer art instructor in two Athens alternative schools.  My graduate research investigated place-based and narrative methodologies within arts education as a means for students to overcome personal adversity and connect with others.

I previously taught at Lady’s Island Elementary (SC), Quincy High School (WA), and the University of Georgia (GA), in addition to workshops, camps, and after-school programs.  I worked in Student Affairs at the Art Institute of Atlanta, and was also a decorative painter and photographer.

am primarily a book and paper artist; I make paper, books, collages, paintings and prints.  I am a yogi, traveler, adventurer, and avid reader and researcher.  Each summer I travel to study art techniques and work hard in my home studio.  You can see some of my work and my former students’ work at www.lmkucera.wix.com/teachingartist.    

In my art classes, our creative process is as important as the concepts we study and the objects that we make.
  Art is a way to learn about ourselves, each other, and the world in which we live.