Profile 954755 883127598416 382181570 n

Amanda LaPlaca

Teaching Artist in New Orleans United States

Amanda received her B.F.A. in Communication Design at the Pratt Institute with a minor in Art and Design History. Her creative endeavors include working in high-end advertising & design studios, assisting at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and co-curating a series of apartment gallery nights in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to New Orleans, LA, she has worked as a Visual Arts Educator and Specialist at various schools, programs, and museums. Her creative and artistic background has currently been embraced in an early education school and she easily incorporates her background in the arts into a Montessori curriculum. Amanda continues to create outside the classroom and even includes her peers in the process. Her passion revolves around engaging others in the creative thinking process, challenging them to make their own artistic solutions and connections, and ultimately, helping them develop a deeper appreciation and awareness of art.

Thumb slide15

I Am An Artist, We Are Artists

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 08, 2014

New Orleans based graphic artist and teacher, Amanda LaPlaca, discusses her process of making art. She teaches her students that we are all artists and each artist has a different form of making. However, something that all artists make are mistakes and Amanda emphasizes the importance of resilience.

Thumb churchatnight2


New Orleans @ Felicity Church
May 08, 2014