I am a painter and arts educator with a Masters degree in Arts Administration from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Art Education with a concentration in Painting from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.
Working in & around the Visual Arts world is and has been my profession. It coincides with what I believe are my strengths in planning, organizing, and “facilitating” the learning of technical and contextual details of Art in it’s entirety (including concept, analysis and production). Throughout my career I’ve been structuring art programs, curriculums and also consulting in various types of learning organizations including teaching and training individuals one::one. I truly enjoy providing opportunities for people at all ages to benefit from engagements with art. I also continue to pursue and exhibit my own work as painter.
I’ve taught Advanced Placement Art History & Studio Art courses that are deemed college level courses, for six years. I’m so proud of my students who regularly earn mostly 5’s and 4’s on the AP Exam, with the smallest percentage earning 3. I now teach part time and would very much like to tutor students challenged by the bulk of material in any Art or Art History class.
In a prior role as a full time AP Art History teacher to students in a private high school, I instituted an art tour through Paris for Senior AP students – a quick getaway during the Spring break. It was just fabulous to watch them view “the real thing” as they called it - artworks we had studied in class from slides or books. One day I sent them on a scavenger hunt to find little known art treasures all over the city (from ancient Roman ruins to a Renaissance painting that survived the wars, as well as contemporary Louise Bourgeois sculpture in the parks). They were thrilled and so was I. My other work experience includes art consulting for various individuals, corporations, galleries, arts organizations and a Japanese museum.
If you would like to work together, I promise to help you “get through” the material and keep it fresh and exciting; you will make valid connections between the Art History text and/or Studio requirements and your own experience(s); you will more easily retain the learning and be proud of what you've accomplished.
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