Sierra Aguilar

Resident Teaching Artist + Curriculum Development

Sierra has been an art educator since 2016, both as a classroom teacher and Teaching Artist. She believes the essential function of art education is empowering students to tell their unique stories through creativity. Each student enters the art room with diverse backgrounds, traits, abilities, and experiences. When creating tailored lesson plans for each school site, Sierra references artists working in student-representative communities. As students see themselves reflected in the work of other artists, they become more empowered to create and share their own stories, adding their voices to the artistic symphony around us. Her currency artistic practice of collage focuses on fragmenting of imagery to mimic memory and the patchwork of identity. Sierra holds a BFA in Art Education from the Academy of Art University and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art from San Diego State University. You can learn more about her and her work here: