Over 15 years of Experience

CLASSROOM TEACHING
 
St. Raphael School  Bay Village, OH K-8 Art Teacher.  STEM enhanced art curriculum.
St. Gabriel School   Mentor, OH  preK-8 Art Teacher.  STEM enhanced art curriculum.
Sunset Beach Elementary School Haleiwa, HI
Curriculum development and instruction. 

VISITING ARTIST
KENSINGTON INTER. SCHOOL
Rocky River, Ohio   March 2016

Working with 250 students from Kensington Intermediate School on an art project centered around one unifying theme, 'Strength in Numbers'.  Each student created an individual piece as well as a group piece. The group project was then added to Kensington's permanent collection. More...

PAINT THE DAY AWAY - Hawaii
Owner - Creator - Instructor 2012 - 2014

Children painting events centered around creativity and fun. Basic color mixing and painting techiniques demonstrated. Themes based paintings parites tailored to groups; needs & preferences.  

FIELD EXPERIENCE
Rocky River High School
Gen. J. Wilson Middle School, Lorain
Avon Lake  Eastview Elementary
Avon Lake High School
PAINT THE NIGHT AWAY - Hawaii
Owner - Creator - Instructor 2012 - 2014,

Group led painting instruction catered to novice painters. Developed over 50 island inspired paintings and step-by-step instructions, which allowed for personal style and creativity to shine. Taught over 6,000 kids and adults to paint in a group setting at various venues and island businesses.

ART DAY - ART PROGRAM 
Volunteer Director 2008-2012
Sunset Beach Elem. School, Hawaii

Initiated & promoted art in the school by providing:

• Classroom Art Supplies
• Art lessons to meet Hawaii State Core requirements.  
• Student ART Show
• Art Fundraising.

UPCYCLEd ART 
Community Art Projects, Hawaii

Promoted and hosted various UPCYCLE project at community events and parties.  Haleiwa Arts Festival, Wyland Gallery Haleiwa,  Whole Foods Kailua, Hawaii

ART IS SWELL
Owner, Creator, Instructor

Hawaii  2005-2011,   Ohio   2015

Private preK-12 Art Classes. Theme based projects. Group instruction in various medias including painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and sculpture.  

 

STUDENT FARMERS MARKET PROGRAM
Creator, Director, Volunteer
Sunset Beach Elem. School, Hawaii

The Student Farmer's Market program gave students the opportunity to grow and harvest produce to sell in the student led farmers market once a month.   Profits from these markets were then used to provide a Healthy Snacks MORE INFO...

BERKELEY ARTS CENTER
Studio Assistant in Ceramics - Volunteer
University of California, Berkeley

1998-2000   Berekely, CA  

Studio Management, Glaze & Slip prep, Kiln operations, ordering.