Episode Twenty-Two: Lori Korkola

Art Waves

01-11-2022 • 35 mins

Lori Korkola is a visual artist and an educator. She comes from a creative family and has always had a pencil in hand ready to draw. On this episode of Art Waves, Lori describes the route she took to become an art teacher and landscape painter. Lori explains the challenges of teaching visual arts virtually and the sense of community that can exist between peers in an actual art classroom. Lori illustrates what makes a great art teacher and how investing in her own skills allowed her to encourage the next generation of artists. Lori discusses how small towns can bring creative people together, that would have a harder time finding each other in a larger community. Lori also touches on the opportunities that exist in Scugog that can connect people to the arts, and the willingness to look and consider that is found in this area. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for making this podcast possible!