Inês Moura will be joining Avenues São Paulo in January 2018 as an art and design teacher for Os Primeiros. In August, she will join the faculty as an art and design teacher in the Primary Division.
Inês, who is also an artist, has been an educator for more than 10 years. She began her career at the Centro Cultural de Belem, in Lisbon, where she conducted tours and ran art workshops. Following her time at the Centro, she joined the editorial team of Marte 4 magazine. Helmed by Lisbon University’s of Fine Arts college, Marte 4 is a academic publication covering contemporary art. Inês edited, produced and coordinated the magazine, while collaborating with artists, critics and institutions alike. A highlight was an interview with the Brazilian artist Carlos Fajardo on the artistic process and interdisciplinarity. In 2012, Inês co-founded and co-directed COOP, a residency program in an independent art space. Located in the heart of Lisbon, COOP promoted co-authorial and collaborative experimental and research projects in the arts.
Upon relocating to São Paulo, Ines started a master’s program in fine art and joined St. Paul’s School as an assistant art teacher. In that capacity, she collaborated with head teachers to establish appropriate learning environments and planned differentiated activities across grade levels. During this time, she also designed and implemented an art education program for the Early Years. The curriculum invited young students to explore their imaginations, use their senses, describe the world around them through different artistic languages and discover artists from Brazil and beyond. Inês organized annual trips to the São Paulo Bienal and structured the visits with strategies from “Teaching for Understanding” by Harvard’s Project Zero.
Inês has a certification in art education from the University of Lisbon, and a Master of Arts from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP). She has been committed to professional development in education and participation in the art world throughout her career. Beyond completing coursework in art at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and on student-driven differentiation at St. Paul’s, she has also presented research at Brazil’s annual Art, Science and Technology Conference. Inês was awarded the Luso-Brazilian merit scholarship by Banco Santander and a Master of Science scholarship by the São Paulo Research Foundation.
Inês is known as a creative and intuitive educator who has a deep understanding of the creative process. Running through all mediums of art, she believes the creative process is “how ideas become reality, how concepts become visual, and how emotions are expressed directly from the heart.”