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I received a M.A.T. in visual art from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. My teaching experience includes eight years as an elementary art teacher. I would be happy to provide access to letters of recommendation and teaching portfolio examples.
Photography continues to be a passion of mine after 30 years. I've photographed a wide range of subject matter, including sports, nature, events, fine arts and children's portraiture. In 1999, I received a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Rhode Island. I earned a M.A.T. in Visual Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and became an art teacher. I have more than 8 years of experience teaching elementary level art including enrichment programs in photography. I'm now pursuing a career in photography with an emphasis on fine art and portraiture. I made the move to digital photography 10 years ago, so I am proficient in DSLR cameras and Photoshop. I also have a wealth of previous experience in black and white and color film-based photography. I work hard to break things down clearly and empower students to use photography to capture or create what they find exciting. My role is that of a knowledgeable collaborator, there to guide you to where you want to go, and to show you the technical and artistic possibilities that photography offers.