Dept. : MAT
Alicia has years of experience working as an artist/educator with youth from a variety of environments and backgrounds. She has always been drawn to working with students in need of alternative educational options. Ms. Uth spent nearly a decade working at The Met High School in Providence, RI; a progressive student centered high school that focuses on real world learning through hands-on projects and internships. During her time at the Met, she developed an arts advisory in which her classroom was hosted out in the community at the Avenue Concept, an organization that brings public art (murals and sculptures) to downtown Providence.
Throughout the years in Providence, Alicia designed and taught courses for the RISD Continuing education program with the focus on art as activism, once again working to empower youth to become active voices in their communities. Since moving to Maine, Alicia has been a teaching artist for SideXSide in Portland and Lewiston; an organization that connects the Arts to the English, Science and Math curriculum in the elementary classroom to engage learners. She has also spent the past five years as the visual arts instructor at the Maine Virtual Academy. Her ultimate objective in the classroom is unlocking students’ curiosity, playfulness, and passion for learning while encouraging them to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives.