As a teacher Cassils is passionate about art and the possibilities for social change imparted through form, content, imagination and inventiveness. Cassils is an internationally exhibited artist working in a diverse range of mediums from performance, film, sound, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Cassils looks forward to bringing their rich and diverse experience to the classroom.
As a trans-masculine, gender nonconforming feminist artist Cassils understands what it means to be under represented. The gross underrepresentation of women, people of color and queer artists who participate in the art world, both nationally and internationally, is something that Cassils chooses to focus on in their teaching, not from an altruistic point of view, but rather one borne out of necessity. People from diverse backgrounds, whether it is their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability, or class, are often discouraged by a system that works against them. In order to motivate students Cassils steers them develop their own unique visual language by exposing them to contemporary artists working in the field, art history, political ideologies and philosophical paradigms, which in turn helps them develop critical thinking skills.