Originally from Ohio, I am rather new to Pocatello, ID. A registered nurse and medical practice management consultant by trade and education, I teach (as a volunteer) 5th graders mostly and other ages at several elementary schools in town. I have been involved in the visual arts since high school, and believe ALL children are better students if allowed to be actively involved and engaged in the Arts. Each lesson I provide encourages active engagement of RIGHT BRAIN oriented skills and drills, most coming fr ... read moreom the time honored publication: "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence" by Betty Edwards. Along with Right Brain creativity, I incorporate Science & History as they relate to our project as well as MATH - usually calling our learning process as a whole "SHm ART"! Our favorite SHm ART projects surround Leonardo DiVInci and Georgia O'Keefe.