Visual Artist and Educator

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Desired salary: $55,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Providence Rhode Island, United States


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Summary

I am a passionate and versatile instructor with experience in graphic design and the fine arts. Proven ability to creatively solve problems, reflect on possible outcomes, and make adjustments in order to reach the best solutions for creating paintings, illustrations, and design. Dedicated to succeed and excel in all endeavors. Known to be an ethical and professional team player that communicates articulately and is regarded as an individual who genuinely cares about peers and colleagues.

Education

*Currently enrolled in The Academy of Art University in San Diego California for my MFA in Painting and drawing.

The Art Institute of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona
A.A.S. Graphic Design, June 2010
Graduated with Honors

Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island
B.S. Art Education, May 2001
B.A. Painting, May 2001
Cum Laude

*Currently certified to teach in Rhode Island; all grades Art.

Experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Middletown School District: Sept 2013 – present
• Long–term Substitute Ceramics Teacher grades 9-12
• Integrated and implemented original ceramic curriculum within the existing curriculum (including original SLO’s for Middletown District per RIDE specifications).
• Re-conditioned hand-building and wheel-throwing clay.
• Operated electric kilns for both glaze and bisque firings.
• Facilitated wheel work in the advanced classes.
• Demonstrated method and procedure to pupils.
• Observed and evaluated pupils’ work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.
• Conferred with student, parent, and counselor to resolve student problem.
• Analyzed Data and progress monitored for student achievement and strategic planning.
• Responsible for electronic Grade Book such as iCue and iParent.

Phoenix Elementary School District: Jan 2010 – May 2013
• Developed and Taught Standards-based and interdisciplinary Visual Arts curriculum, grades k-8.
• Wrote Visual Arts pacing guides for grades k-8.
• Regarded as a key resource and a problem solver by colleagues and school administration.
• Created bi-annual student exhibitions for school and district shows.
• Attended teacher workshops on Learning Observation Instrument, Task Analysis, Data Assessment, and Progress monitoring for student achievement
• Selected books and art supplies for courses. Budget preparation and ordering supplies.
• Demonstrated method and procedure to pupils.
• Observed and evaluated pupils’ work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.
• Conferred with student, parent, and counselor to resolve student problem.
• Responsible for electronic Grade Book such as Synergy

Paradise Valley Unified School District: Jul 2004 – July 2010
• Developed and Taught Standards-based and interdisciplinary Visual Arts curriculum grades 7 and 8.
• Devised and implemented secondary curriculum as follows: Seventh Grade Foundations and Art History, Eighth Grade Survey of Art and Advanced Eighth Grade Art Survey.
• Attended teacher workshops on Kagan Cooperative Learning models and Thinking Maps.
• Trained in MYP program for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
• Prepared students to create IB portfolio fro program acceptance.
• Regarded as a key resource and a problem solver by colleagues and school administration.
• Developed and presented adult training courses to peers as follows: Traditional Painting Studies, Observational Drawing, and How to Teach Observational Drawing.
• Responsible for electronic Grade Book such as Powerschool.
• Selected books and art supplies for courses. Budget preparation and ordering supplies.
• Demonstrated method and procedure to pupils.
• Observed and evaluated pupils’ work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement.
• Conferred with student, parent, and counselor to resolve student problem.
• Participated in PVUSD annual Faculty Art Shows.
• Created student exhibitions for school and district shows.

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
No Limit Publishing Group: July 2010 – Dec 2010
Organization of policies, procedures and files, print production, interviewing clients. Creating creative briefs based on the Neuromarketing model, designing questionnaires for author branding, conference calls. Creating campaigns for authors that include, logotype, book cover design, print ads, social media ads, webskin template, power point slides, bookmarks, postcards, and posters. Delegating cases to junior designers.

Vista Verde Middle School: Sept 2008 – July 2010
Created a branding campaign in order to market the school to increase student numbers. Campaign collateral created: Logo, Stationary, Business Card, Brochures, T-shirt Design, and Web site.

EXHIBITIONS
1. Alwun House Gallery
Phoenix, Arizona
2. Myx Media Art Gallery,
Phoenix, Arizona
3. Paradise Valley Unified School District Administrative Center,
Phoenix Arizona
4. Gallery Z,
Providence, Rhode Island
5. Banner Gallery,
Providence, Rhode Island

Skills

  • -Knowledgeable in Adobe Suite and Microsoft Suite (6 years)
  • -Fine Arts background in Painting and Sculpture (15 years)
  • -Proficient traditional and digital illustration skills (6 years)
  • -Practicing professional painter, illustrator, and graphic designer

Specialties

    Skilled in oral presentation of professional content to colleagues

Spoken Languages

    English

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