For my senior project, I will be shadowing and learning from director Gemma Whelan as she brings the play Ithaka to life at Artists' Repertory Theatre downtown. I will be observing her as she puts the pieces of this show together, while helping whenever I can, as well as having question and answer sessions with her before or after every rehearsal. I am very excited about this excellent opportunity and look forward to starting next week!
This coming Monday I'll start a month of working at the Beth Israel Preschool located at my temple, Congregation Beth Israel.
I'll usually be switching between the classes of "Two day Twos" (2.5 year olds), "Tweeners" (older 2s and young 3s), "3's and 4's," and "Pre K" (4 year olds). All together there are only about 25 students so the classes are very small. The school focuses a lot on art and artwork so I look forward to helping the kids create!
I will be working with GLIDER, a tech startup that is backed by Tech Stars from Seattle, the Portland Incubator Experiment, and a handful of angel donors and other VC firms in Portland. Their online dashboard allows clientele to seamlessly manage their business contracts, legal contracts, and obtain deals and signatures. This would normally take business executives a huge amount of time out of their day to manage. By integrating Excel and other Microsoft Office tools, they simplify the whole process. They just launched live in New York for 2000+ people last Monday.
For my senior project I will be shadowing a flight instructor at Hillsboro Airport. I will be learning about flying as well as many of the aspects of what it is like to be a flight instructor while on the ground.
I will be working at the St. Honore bakery on NW 23rd and Thurman. I will be learning not only about the baking process, but also about the business aspect. My project will be multidimensional and I will spend one on one time with the owner, Dominique Geulin, one of the best bakers in the United States, about his life story and how he started his own business just a few years ago.
During senior projects I will be painting and working with Paul Fujita an artist and skateboarder in the Portland area. I will be focusing on the technique of Acrylic Gel transfers and researching their origins and how they work.