A full-time artist Visual Artist and part-time Art Instructor, I am a creative and passionate instructor experienced in a variety of artistic mediums (graphic design, drawing, painting, art history) and educational environments (college, k-12, Adult, studio and lecture), I am dedicated to fostering a student-centered classroom environment based on mutual respect and collaboration and am committed to helping students identify and develop their own passions while becoming successful and confident in their artistic abilities.
Adjunct Faculty at The Michener Art Museum
2019-Current — Instruct teen students in drawing and acrylic painting. Responsibilities include curriculum development, syllabus creation, class instruction and presentation of materials.
Student Progress / Before and After shots from Fall 2019 Teen Drawing and Painting:
Painting Instructor at The City of Philadelphia Senior Art Camp
Summer, 2019 — Instructed acrylic painting courses to senior students with a wide variety of experience, styles and interests.
Painting Instructor at Painting with a Twist
2017-Present — Instruct step-by-step acrylic painting classes to public and private parties of all ages, skills and experience levels.
Additional Teaching Experience
2003-2004 — Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design at Norwalk Community College
Courses Taught: Photoshop and Illustrator (Collegiate level Art and Graphic Design Students).
2019 — Teaching Artist at Laboratory Charter School
Instruct STEAM Drawing and Painting to a diverse population of 5th-8th grade students. Responsibilities include creating strategies to respond effectively to a wide range of abilities and personalities, and establishing clear objectives and learning outcomes for lessons and projects.
1998-2000 — Teaching Assistant at Wright State University
Courses Assisted: Art History/Survey of Western Art.
Awarded three Teaching Assistantships; served under two professors as Art History TA.
Responsible for creating and presenting review sessions, tests and grading criteria.
Held weekly office hours to help students with study/course materials.
1999-2000 — Art Teacher at K-12 Gallery for Young People
Taught K-12 Drawing, Painting and Papier-mâché classes and helped curate K-12 Gallery space.
Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on age-relevant topics.