Gabriela Micchia is the Design and Curriculum Resource Director and a bi-lingual Teaching Artist at Enchanted Circle. Gabriela previously lived and worked in NYC, exhibiting her artwork in numerous galleries and museums and has been reviewed in the NY Times, ¡Hoy!, and Business West. She has over 22 years of experience utilizing and advocating for arts integration education in NYC, and throughout Western MA. Gabriela continues to work with various community partners and numerous public and private schools, collaborating on multi-disciplinary projects in both English and Spanish. She has lectured extensively on arts integration education and has been interviewed on FOCUS Springfield TV: The Making of Liberty Hill Community Mural, WGBY’s Connecting Point: Storm Drain Artand Enchanted Circle Theater Partners with Holyoke Public Schools. Gabriela has been selected to participate in the 2020 Community Mural Institute and has received scholarships and grants from the David Lynch Foundation (Transcendental Meditation), the Museum of Modern Art, and the Center for Arts Education. She is tri-state (CT, MA, NY) certified in Visual Arts, has teacher training in Iyengar Yoga for adults, and Yoga & Mindfulness for Children. In addition, her approach to teaching has been influenced and inspired by The Reggio Emilia Approach, Montessori Education, Visual Thinking Strategies, Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and Culturally Responsive Teaching. Gabriela has a BFA from Hartford Art School and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
Who We Are
“Students that were struggling readers became narrators and learned to read with ease. The students gained so much confidence. They learned how to work together cooperatively, and the value in supporting each other. This was a tremendous learning experience for all of us.”
~ 3rd grade teacher, Holyoke, MA