Deacon teaches hands-on filmmaking through residencies and workshops, often in partnership with local non-profits and educational institutions.
Aaliyah created her short documentary as part of a class led by Deacon and Pam Colby at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, MN through a partnership with FilmNorth.
Created by a 9 year old patient at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis during a one hour workshop.
Deacon is an artist-in-residence for the HCMC pediatric clinic through a partnership between FilmNorth and Hennepin Healthcare Foundation with the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Created by youth from JuiceMedia, FilmNorth's after school program for the St Paul Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Dinner 2016.