Bio

I’m a Franco-American kid from Paris, now in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I originally created The Voltaire Series to help my sisters teach our languages to their children living on both sides of the pond. I shared my books with my adult French students, realized they really enjoyed them and started my bilingual illustrations aimed at “grown-ups”.

In the process, with a few commissions sprinkled in, I collaborated with The James Monroe Museum to create a picture book for their youngest visitors.

I look forward to future collaborations with old friends and new alike.

 

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Four of my lovely French conversation students at the Kelly retrospective at PS1. After two students brought it up in class, we decided to take a little field trip…

I teach French and Visual Arts in a Title 1 Middle-School in Brooklyn. I also teach private and group French and Art classes to all ages and levels. From grammar to conversation, from sketching to creating huge chalk compositions in a yard, my students and I always have fun.

I started my teaching career on Rikers Island in the then Island Academy. I taught the juvenile population for two dynamic years. I started teaching at William McKinley Intermediate School in Bay Ridge in 2010. Mckinley is and will always be home, I think it’s magical (it’s a pro art Title 1 *public* middle school where the administration encourages and helps its staff and educators work together – basically a utopian unicorn).

I am certified and qualified to teach French (Level one to Fluent) and Visual Arts (Drawing / Painting / Embroidery / Sculpture / Mixed Media Collage / Set Design)

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An Arizona bottle created of Arizona bottle caps collected and created by my middle-school students

 

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