2013 Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma 2012 M. Ed – Visual Art Education 2011 OCT 2009 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree -Visual Arts
I am interested in fostering student creativity, inspiring others to find their inner artist. I help students understand art concepts and techniques as well as introduce them to famous artists and their work to learn and help inspire new and innovative creations. I hope to help learners to overcome inhibitions around the art they create and ensure them that they need to be confident as aspiring artists. I am a teacher, a friend, a partner, a student, an environmentalist, an artist, a peace-keeper, and I love life and learning. Shauna is also currently a Teacher with the HWDSB teaches art workshops throughout the Niagara region.
~ There are no mistakes in art, if we are learning through our creating, then it can't possibly be wrong.
Chino Chinwa is Mark Chindemi
2003 Bachelor of Education 2001 Bachelor of Arts – Theatre “Teaching is about meaningful connections with people in ways that challenge perceptions, extend awareness and promote personal growth.” I have worked as a drum therapist-educator all over the region, from 2005 to present. Teaching through the healing of drumming has allowed me to experience the joy of working with so many wonderful people. The success of this way of life has allowed me to fine tune my skills and methods of teaching drumming. Having over 15 years of drumming experience, a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Drama, and a Bachelor of Education, has permitted me to be highly effective in any setting.Music is a universal language that speaks to us all, and its potential is limitless in the needs of people. We can’t always express ourselves with words; non-verbal communication (drum circles) can assist at those times. When people work together as a collective, such as in a drum circle, they share a sacred space of trust, love, and truth. Making a difference in the lives of people has always been a desire of mine; sharing my gifts in the process makes it so much more meaningful. In my classes I not only teach the power of music, but also the ability to free the mind, build confidence, and most importantly LOVE oneself. It is with honour and duty that I maintain the teachings of the Drum; to those who request it, and/or are in need of its services.
~ We all have genius inside, it just needs to be unleashed.