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 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 culturally responsive arts education for all learners in NYC, and throughout Western MA. Gabriela works with various community partners and numerous public schools, collaborating on multi-disciplinary projects in both English and Spanish. She has created many community-based artworks ranging from murals in schools, to storm drains in Heritage Park in Holyoke, MA, and with the Liberty Hill Townhouse residents in Springfield. She has lectured on arts integration education at the SNEAPA conference—Connecting the Secret Stream: Stormwater Storytelling; Hampshire College—Learning and Healing: Youth, the Arts & Development; and has been interviewed on WGBY’s Connecting Point: Storm Drain Art; and Enchanted Circle Theater Partners with Holyoke Public Schools. She 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 to teach Visual Arts, and 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 Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, The Reggio Emilia Approach, Montessori Education, Visual Thinking Strategies, and Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gabriela has a BFA from Hartford Art School and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
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“Working with Enchanted Circle is an awesome opportunity to incorporate the arts into all contents areas and allow students the opportunity to shine using non-traditional skills in an academic setting.”
~ Principal, Holyoke