Working with art teachers Greg Scranton, Scott McDonald, Katherine Nicholson and Josh Bezdek, Alessandra shared her perspectives on art and design as well as providing students a look into her own creative processes and accomplishments, particularly “The Identity Project,” an arts integration and collaborative program she established in Rhode Island schools. In addition to her hands-on work with multiple classes, Alesandra presented an informative and inspiring lecture in an all-school assembly on Friday morning. Her words of encouragement to all students about finding and living their passion, along with sharing many fascinating stories about her own family background, touched many in the audience. Several students asked intelligent and relevant questions in the feedback session that followed.
Senior Alexandra Zilahy, who introduced the artist in the assembly, noted “Ms. Zsiba's outside of the box and original prompts really gave me a sense of who I am and that really helped me find myself in my artwork. Working with her really opened my eyes on how to make art worth something and how to communicate using my photography.”
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.