About Daisy

DAISY COLCHIE: ART, AIKIDO & EDUCATION

Daisy is a creative artist, martial artist and teacher who has taught in schools, museums and non-profit organizations for most of her professional life.  She is a Yondan, or 4th degree black belt, in aikido. Art, aikido and teaching are her combined passions, which is why she created this blog.

TEACHING ART IN SCHOOLS: Daisy currently teaches art in multiple San Francisco elementary schools through LEAP, Arts in Education, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and independently. She has taught thousands of kids of all ages and grades.

TEACHING ART IN MUSEUMS: Daisy has designed and led gallery tours, hands-on art activities and family art days for the Palo Alto Art Center, The Asian Art Museum and currently the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

TEACHING AIKIDO: Daisy has practiced aikido since 1988 and teaches the children’s aikido program at Suginami Aikikai, San Francisco. For one year she served as uchi-deshi, or live-in student, at Suginami Aikikai and has also traveled to Japan to train at Hombu Dojo, where aikido originated.

EDUCATION: Daisy has an MA in Creative Arts and Art Education from San Francisco State University and a BA in Art History/Studio Art and Anthropology from Oberlin College.