I've had considerable practice researching, writing, and teaching. At California Design College, I taught both Art History and Contemporary Visual Culture to trade college students. As an undergraduate student, I taught Art to students grades K through five. As a reading tutor for the Pasadena Public Library, I've had the privilege of tutoring reading to illiterate adults.
My expertise is in Art History with special emphasis on Western Art and Art Theory. My qualifying research focused on sixteenth century Dutch Art, French Revolutionary Art and the iconoclasm that hinted at modes of thinking during those respective time periods. Also, I've studied Modern and Contemporary movements as well as Art Theory in some depth. My experience also includes a general understanding of Liberal Arts, including: Anthropology, Literature, History, and Criticism. I am adequately fluent in French.
As a practiced writer, I can provide you with tools for polishing up essential writing skills. Long Ridge Writer's Group's courses: "Breaking into Print" and "Shape, Write and Sell Your Novel," prepared me to write marketable non-fiction and fiction. "Art Times" magazine offered to publish my article entitled "Picasso and Dora Maar: a Legacy of Revolutionary Cooperation." I firmly believe that good writing opens up some fascinating doors.
As a teacher or a writer, I take satisfaction in breaking down complicated ideas into easily digestible bits of information that fill in a larger picture. I have a deep respect for education and treat the learner with dignity.
I typically prefer to tutor either remotely or at the Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch.
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