Hello. I am a Visual Artist, and a high school teacher. I have been practicing mindfulness for 5 years. I am interested in introducing mindfulness and contemplation to my visual art students. I teach at an inner city adult alternative school. My classroom is an open studio, and my students work independently on projects towards their art credits. My students range in age from 16-72 and have many severe issues to deal with. I foster a peaceful, supportive and compassionate learning environment and my room is an inclusive and welcoming space which I believe will support more overtly mindful activities.