As an educator, Giselle Buchanan brings a vibrant and playful spirit to the classroom, which grants freedom and releases the paralysis of perfection, the pressure to create extraordinary work (which often stifles creativity). From writing and screen printing workshops with Harlem Textile Works to weekly beginner's jewelry making classes at Beads of Paradise, she has had 6 years of experience teaching the arts to students ages 6 to 60+

She believes in arts as a conduit for healing and expression and views the workshop space as sacred. She has seen children once regarded as behaviorally challenged transform into focused creatives and self-proclaimed "terrible artists" create luminous works. Firmly believing that social and environmental justice are inseparable from the arts, her lessons integrate strengthening and examining students' relationship to the Earth and reimagining participants' immediate and global communities.

Art A Catalyst For Change: After school anti-gun violence screen printing and art class with artist Shani Peters

East Harlem Tutorial Program: Elementary School Textile and Fabric Arts Summer Camp Class and After school Program  

Writing On It All: Healing flower crown workshop for Sonia Guiñansaca's project Finding Home After the Migration with migrant artists and cultural workers on Governor's Island