Bree Stallings has led classes and community arts engagement projects at Community School of the Arts, Get Ready With Words Preschool Initiative, ImaginOn Library, C3 Lab, Discovery Place, the Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Behailu Academy, and many more.
She also has designed and written high-level curriculum based in extensive research and methodological approaches for:
The Arts Empowerment Project‘s Promoting Peace Program for police officers and youth in the juvenile justice system;
The Childrens’ Home Society Network‘s See Me. Know Me. Love Me. project for youth to explore aspects of identity and perspective as they prepare to exit the foster care system.
Discovery Place – Training teachers to dispel “us vs. them” mentality for approaching classrooms in low socioeconomic resource areas.
Arts & Science Council – Culture Blocks Workshops – “How To Tell The Story Of Me And My Community” – a series of workshops focused on building story-telling scaffolding to a community so their voices can be elevated and celebrated.
Mecklenburg County Health Department‘s This Is Art | This Is Public Health Initiative – Leading the students of Behailu Academy to address issues of Racial Profiling In Tobacco Media, The Opioid Crisis, Food Insecurity and Inaccess, Sexual Health Advocacy and more to be expressed in a large-scale exhibition yearly.
The Light Factory‘s Through The Lens – Initiative started by the Light Factory and funded by the United Way providing high-level photography instruction to the students of Grier Heights, one of Charlotte’s oldest historically Black communities.
“Just looked over the lessons and they are amazing. Very well thought out and it empowers the youth tremendously to redefine their future and themselves. I think this will be life changing for all involved. Love the way it builds up to acts of self love and shows how to love others without saying it explicitly, which is crucial for those youth who don’t know how to trust yet. To not tell them to, but to have them do it without knowing that’s exactly what they are doing is brilliant.”
— Shane Manier, Arts Empowerment Project Teaching Artist
In addition to curriculum building, Bree Stallings runs her own private and small group art lesson studio, The Learning Lab, where she teaches mixed media, drawing, acrylic & oil painting, watercolor, sketchbook habits & practices, figure drawing and intuitive mark making for adults and children of all age ranges and ability levels. The lab operates on 16-week committed cycles and currently offers lessons on weekday evenings and all day on Sundays.