OF COURSE SHE DOES.
Along with being an artist/actress/fashion muse/ghost/praying mantis/C. S. Lewis character/hologram…Tilda Swinton is also a teacher. Of high school.
According to The Guardian, the actress cofounded a high school in 2013 with Ian Sutherland McCook, a fellow parent at the Moray Steiner School, where their children were both enrolled. Erryone at that school must graduate at 14, and head to a more conventional high school learning situation, but Tilda said NO, waved a wand, summoned Aslan and created Drumduan Upper School, a crazy-ass high school where there’s no tests and all beekeeping and Tilda-ing.
“There’s no grading, no testing at all,” Tilda had explained to me earlier. “My children are now 17, and they will go through this school without any tests at any time, so it’s incredibly art-based, practical learning. For example, they learn their science by building a Canadian canoe, or making a knife, or caramelising onions. And they’re all happy 17-year-olds. I can’t believe it – happy and inspired.”
Would you send your kids to the school of Tilda exprimental exploratorium? I’ve got good mind to enroll, myself.