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My name is Clarissa Schliessman, I am 30 years old I currently hold a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts/Art Education and am working towards my certifications and my portfolio for Graduate School. Absolutely love teaching elementary school-aged children, also highly considering a career as an art history professor. Looking for a job in the art field or a position where I could use my strong background in management and or customer service.
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Bachelor’s degree, Fine Arts/Art Education
2008 – 2012
-Art education majors complete a practicum (internship) at the Nassau County Museum of Art and had the opportunity to student teach in a regional public school. A senior exhibition of my work was be displayed in the Student Art Gallery in Hillwood Commons. The culmination of this B.F.A. degree is a senior thesis exhibition and a professional artist/educator portfolio.
-Dean’s List, April 2010
Philosophy of Art Education (ATE1)
Art Education Design/Practice in Elementary Setting (ATE2)
Art Museum as Educator (ATE3)
Teaching Art (EDI35K)
Student Teaching (EDI38)
Library Literacy Exam
Computer Literacy Exam
-Colors of Long Island student art exhibit- Kandinsky Trees Lesson
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages
Hillwood Student Art Gallery-Long Island University C.W. Post
Multi-media exhibition of original artwork.
Suffolk County Community College
Associate’s degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
2001 – 2007
Middle Country School District, Hawkins Path Elementary
September 2012 – December 2012 (4 months)Selden NY
•My goal as an art teacher was to empower and inspire all students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be creative problem solvers, to achieve personal success, and to contribute responsibly in a diverse and dynamic world
•Ensured the Visual Arts program enabled students to engage as citizens of the world as they learned how to interpret past and present cultures, develop skills of self expression, flexibility and adaption
Middle Country School District, Newfield High School
September 2012 – December 2012 (4 months)Selden NY
•Developing a capacity of honest self-assessment for viewing art with critical integrity
•Speak and write effectively and to become visually literate
•Understand the technology, tools, materials and process involved in the production of art
Nassau County Museum of Art
January 2011 – April 2011 (4 months)Roslyn Harbor NY
•Empower my students, through dialogical experiences, to become independent viewers who feel comfortable and experience enjoyment when looking at art and talking about it
•Promote aesthetic growth while providing rich and meaningful educational experiences to all students •Engage students through an inquiry based, interactive and multidisciplinary approach
•Inspire a lifelong appreciation, love and understanding of the visual arts and culture
Photo Lab Assistant
Long Island University
September 2010 – December 2010 (4 months)
•Interned as a photo lab assistant in the digital dark room.
•Assisted students with Photoshop and printing their digital photography.
•General digital darkroom matainance.
BARISTA, ROAST COFFEE AND TEA TRADING COMPANY PATCHOGUE, NY 2013-CURRENT
Friendly, laid back artistic environment, customers choose from our custom coffees, roasted on the premises.
Create custom coffee drinks for customers.
Grind coffee beans to fulfill customer requests.
Weigh out loose teas for customer requests.
Barnes & Noble
July 2012 – August 2013Lake Grove NY
•Creating a friendly, casual, helpful experience for customers
•Retaining an extensive knowledge of all departments
•Keeping each department clean and inviting, organized and well-stocked
•Placing special orders for books and merchandise for customers
Technical Services Manager
2009 – 2012 (3 years)Holbrook NY
•Coordinated scheduling/dispatch of technicians to service locations
•Managed four simultaneous phone lines
•Scanned documents, organized paperless electronic filing system
•Handled daily payments and bank deposits
•Performed weekly payroll
2007 – 2008 (1 year)Smithtown NY
•Sold musical instruments and other products.
•Coordinated the daily lesson schedule
•Managed routine and special orders of sheet music
•Replaced guitar, violin,bass, and cello strings
•Wrote up detailed repair slips.
Lowe’s Home Improvement
2003 – 2006 (3 years)Medford NY
•Handled the returns desk
•Became a sales specialist for the home decor department.
•Cut, measured and special ordered blinds for each customer.
•Assisted customers with their design discussions.
•Explained in great detail the quality and function of each style of window treatment.
•Assisted customers with wallpaper installation methods.
- Great people skills, type 60wpm, love teaching, reliable,personable, powerpoint presentations,microsoft word, art history, painting, abstract art, sculpture, pottery, photography, sewing, knitting, interior design