Marie Darling is an artist teacher currently living in the Washington, D.C. area, teaching middle school art in Bethesda, MD. She has been teaching art at the middle school level for 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then her Art Teaching Certification from Rosemont College. Marie graduated with a Master’s of Art Education from Boston University, January of this year and is now working on getting her Teaching African Teaching Certification through the African Studies Program at BU.
Marie is a mom of two kids which keeps her busy but is the source of her thirst for knowledge and creativity. Between teaching and motherhood she finds time to create art, keeping her pulse on the art world while helping to influence her ideas for lessons to use in the classroom. As a life-long learner she tries to give her students a way to explore identity, learn about different cultures and have a more global perspective on everyday life. She strongly believes that art is the great connector and through art, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and each other.