Fine Art Specialist/Teaching Artist
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I honed my skills and received my BFA in painting from Stephen F. Austin University. I have been a resident artist with City Square, working on community based public art projects as well as a Teaching Artist, improving young minds creatively in underserved communities with several North Texas not-for-profit arts organizations.
Plano Children’s Theatre, Art Teacher May 2014 – Present
∙Planned art instruction and provided lessons based upon established standards and objectives.
∙Taught hands on art activities that build on students strengths.
∙Demonstrated use of art materials, techniques and tools.
∙Collaborated with theatre teacher for integrated activities.
Dallas Arboretum, Gallery Facilitator February 2014- May 2014
·Served as exhibit, gallery monitor, and science demonstrator.
·Helped guests explore a variety of science and technology topics, through initiating informal, inquiry-based conversations.
·Interacted with arboretum guests toward the goal of sparking curiosity, excitement and interest in the hands-on exhibits.
Wilkinson Center, Site Manager August 2012- July 2013 ·Managed the daily operations of the C.L.I.M.B. program.
·Generated written and oral reports for program administration.
·Developed policies and procedures for effective operation of after school program.
·Provided coaching to student mentors and volunteers to engage in activities with the students.
·Established and maintained good working relationships with parents through constant communication regarding policies, and up coming events.
Wilkinson Center/AmeriCorps N2, Mentor September 2011-June 2012
·Developed and delivered visual art instruction daily.
·Drafted the activity schedule and created seasonal displays.
·Provided youth with educational/recreational activities and facilitated participation in appropriate social opportunities with their peers.
Big Thought, Teaching Artist Jun 2010 – October 2010
·Led classroom educational activities and experiences in studio art area of learning.
·Implemented integrated curriculum providing opportunities for students to build on strengths.
AmeriCorps N2, Assistant Site Manager Nov 2009 – Jun2010
·Supervised art education program for 100 students in K – 6th grades, with tutoring and engaging students in thematic, project-based activities.
Big Thought, Creative Site Guide May 2009 – Nov 2009
·Created and implemented lesson plans for 2d- 4th grade students of varying abilities and intellectual levels with diverse backgrounds.
- Great communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to act as a functional and dependable member of a team.
- Ability to communicate vision.
- Ability to give clear instructions.
- Ability to work on more than one project at the same time.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks.
- MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PC, Internet/Facebook, Twitter and Mac.
- art teacher, Murals, painting, Portraiture