Triada SamarasArt Form(s):
It is my goal as an art teacher to empower students and awaken them to their innate creativity and brilliance. I agree with John Dewey: “Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality.” I believe every student can learn to express personal meaning through art making and see its context in the greater world.
Triada Samaras is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York City, where her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College and an MA in Art/Art Education from Teachers College/Columbia University. Triada has taught art to thousands of students, families, teachers, and education professionals over the past 20 years in New Jersey and New York. She has published articles in national journals, and presented workshops at national and regional conferences. She currently teaches art to college students at Kean University and art education to pre-service teachers Pre-K–12 at William Paterson University.