Homeschooling: How artists find balance

Artists Marikit Santiago, Zoe Young, Lottie Consalvo and James Drinkwater share how they learnt to navigate homeschooling alongside their practice.

For many, it’s homeschooling take two – hopefully the initial frantic scramble has settled into a calmer rhythm of storytelling, baking cookies and picnic in the garden … or is that just an imagined utopia?

Nevertheless, homeschooling is the current reality and artists, often with a non-prescriptive education themselves, highlight ways in which they have learned to adapt and nurture two different creations in parallel: their kids and their artworks.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.