My name is Breanne Kanak and I am an Art Education student at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. I will be graduating in December 2015. My student teaching placement will be in the Wabeno K-12 art rooms of Dale Keller in Wabeno, Wisconsin. I am originally from Villa Park, Illinois, which is about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. I would consider myself a “Jack of all trades,” seeing as I weld, work with fused and pulled glass, sculpt, create digital art, draw, paint, make huge artsy messes, and focus my energy into many other non-conventional media as well. I work to improve the skills I already have and I believe the best way to teach is to never stop learning. I am currently experimenting with 3D Printing as an art form and teaching asset. I have also been chosen to beta test a new technology called Foldscopes, which are portable paper microscopes developed by a research team at Stanford University. I utilized Foldscopes in my senior art show to create highly rendered pastel drawings of microscopic photography. In my teaching and art making practices I strive to create connections between disciplines because I believe Art needs to be viewed and created across core educational subjects. Being an art teacher is as much about instruction and planning as it is about the development of each student’s own talents; every student should have a voice in every classroom. The Art Room is where their voices can be heard in multiple forms.
Breanne's ArtPrize Entries
These are Breanne's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.