Anastazia Laubert is an artist, designer & teaching artist. She earned her Interdisciplinary Visual Arts degree from the University of Washington, School of Art, in Seattle Washington. She draws from music, dance, writing, nature and Buddhism in her work as a visual artist. Her focus is not on the accomplishment that comes from studying these interconnected disciplines, but the intimate and quiet process of knowing one’s self, and the critical understanding of the long-term discipline required to develop a deep sense of self in crossover study, and in life. Her career spans over a decade working in the arts, and teaching kids. As a sculptor and designer, she works with wood, metals, plaster, bees-wax, textiles and paper. And she adapts her process to her work with kids. Her approach is seated in connection and inquiry; looking at how we connect to ourselves, to family, to our environment, to community, and to nature. Her work, and her work with kids explore these intricate relationships and their definitions, and ask: How do we create a sense of belonging and place? What is an environment? What is nature? And how do we create a synthesis with materials and approach in these relationships? How do we define connection and place in our environment? How do we show up in this world?