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Explore a collection of my work as a growing artist and visual arts educator.
"Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
Ida Sobotik received her B.A. in Studio Art with concentrations in Education and Chinese Language at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 2015 and her license to teach K4-12 art education from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has served as a teacher, mentor, tutor, and volunteer at the Asian Rural Institute, the American Youth Foundation's National Leadership Conference, Exploration Schools at Wellesley College, and countless camps and public schools around the world. She plans to keep developing her skill as an artist and educator as well as expanding her passion for environmental sustainability.
Ms. Sobotik's grants and awards include the U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Taichung, Taiwan; the Community Development in Asia Grant from St. Olaf College; the Teacher's Distinction for Shang Shi Elementary School in Taichung, Taiwan; the Impact Story Contest Award with the Institute of International Education; the Making a Difference Award from the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative.