Teaching Artist Bio
Katie Basile, Teaching Artist
Katie teaches photography, digital storytelling and filmmaking to youth and adults. Her aim as a teaching artist is to facilitate an experience where people can share stories through self-reflection, creativity and technology.
Katie got her start as a teaching artist while working for the NYC-based arts non-profit, Slideluck Potshow, where she coordinated the first ever Slideluck Youth Initiative in 2009. Since then Katie has collaborated with the Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program to co-lead the Lower Kuskokwim School District Film Academy in Alaska. Katie is a lead teacher at the Alaska Basic Arts Institute for K-12 teachers.
Katie's most recent Oregon-based project, a student-made stop motion film called Celilo Falls: Beneath the Surface, was funded by The Confluence Project and selected for the Fresh Film Northwest Winner's Program.
Katie has a BA in Photojournalism from the University of Montana and is working towards a Facilitator’s Certification from the Center for Digital Storytelling. She is also a certified yoga instructor through Conquering Lion Yoga and Karma Kids Yoga and incorporates movement breaks into her work with youth whenever possible.
Katie is available for teaching artist residencies nationwide.