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Mrs. Marianna Edwards

My name is Marianna Jimenez Edwards. I am a visual artist and 14 year art educator. I believe student artists deserve the best learning possible, and I believe everyone is creative in their own way. For this reason, I follow a modified choice-based curriculum, inspired by the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) pedagogy.  I believe it is important for students to learn/experience how artists see and think, along with the important technical skills known in the arts. I believe students succeed when they develop the Studio Habits of Mind (Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Envision, Express, Observe, Stretch & Explore, Understanding Art, Reflect). These are useful habits no matter what they go on to do in life. My goal is to strengthen students' artistic confidence and abilities to express themselves in new ways.

When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family, painting, learning from and about other artists, and running.

Follow me/the art room on Instagram- @mrsedwards_owyheeart