Creative Process for Social Change

The Art of Transformational Teaching and Learning





The art of transformative teaching and learning

Who we are


Mariah Rankine-Landers and Jessa Brie Moreno are the co-founders of Studio Pathways. They are leading practitioners who provide professional development and strategic design for schools, districts, counties and arts orgs. Mariah and Jessa lead an arc of transformative practice to embody culturally responsive teaching and learning through the arts. Foundations of practice include social emotional learning, evolving project based learning through creative inquiry, and centering the role of the cultural and contemporary arts for greater learning outcomes.

We believe in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts as the key to Cognitive Transformation. Find your inner artist with us!

What kind of professional development will help us maneuver through such a time as this? We combine the art and science of teaching and learning to assist teachers in responding to the ever-changing world. “Do Your Lessons Love Your Students?” is a professional development arc that advances growth and real-time implementation of culturally responsive teaching and learning through the arts. 

What are the benefits of working with Studio Pathways? 

  1. Advancing equity through a restorative approach 
  2. Developing cultural responsiveness and creating life-affirming environments for belonging
  3. Replacing discriminatory school policies and practices with social-emotionally conscious  learning and a lens for power analysis
  4. Developing the cognitive capacity of our learners  by incorporating the visual and performing arts
  5. Creating artful teaching practices for richer student learning experiences 
  6. Deepening relationship, connection and meaning-making among faculty and staff

Reach out now to learn more about how schools are  implementing  these practices as a new foundation in challenging times, and how you can get involved. 

Now accepting applications for limited spaces for the 2023-2024 school year. 

The Art of Facilitation

This two-day intensive offers structures and practices that support your visionary leadership. An effective leadership level study of collective practices and pedagogical stances for anti-racist arts education and school systems to support transformational learning.




"Do Your Lessons Love Your Students?"

This is a 6 session intensive to build educators' capacity to implement culturally responsive, arts-integrated practices for equitable student outcomes. A joyful, meaningful and artful experience! 




Amy Robinson

Program Manager, Solano County Office of Education

"A professional learning experience like none other...I have had teachers reach out to me and say that they have completely shifted their focus for the current year and the upcoming school year to focus on a more Equity centered approach."


Heather Heslup

 Program & Implementation Manager, Turnaround Arts CA 

"Studio Pathways has been a partner of turnaround Arts California over the last few years. Mariah and Jessa have poured their decades of teaching expertise into establishing a truly transformative culturally responsive teaching and learning framework for educators, resulting in greater impacts for students of color. The Studio Pathways model fosters deep exploration of self and empathy for others.  It has certainly expanded my professional equity and inclusion lens and helped me to collaborate better with my colleagues to ground the work we do at Turnaround Arts CA in cultural responsiveness."


Diane Friedlaender

Associate Director of Learning Pedagogy and Research, Stanford University

"Mariah and Jessa of Studio Pathways truly embody, in their every action, in the way they approach their work, what it means to use love as a transformative vehicle to address social justice and healing in our communities. It’s been an honor to work with them and learn from them through my work as director of leadership and social change program at Stanford University."

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