Gardner-Webb University (Fine Arts)
Gardner-Webb University (Graduate Coursework)
I am currently teaching in my 10th year of public education. I have served 2 counties in my region, over 10 schools, one of which was an English Second Language department for children 6 years to 17 years of age. I have also had experience in a museum setting, working in the Education Room at the American Museum of Natural History with all cultures of visitors. In my years teaching I have been able to tutor after school, and during designated times during the school day, in mathematics, art club, reading strategies, and choir. I have worked with students one on one, in small group, and whole class instruction.
I feel I have a great range of knowledge in academics, because art can be found in just about any subject. Students are visual learners in this 21st century and art has been able to open the doors for students that perform lower than average in certain subjects. I feel it gives students the ability to problem solve, as well as motivates those who truly need it in school. I love being able to teach whole class but when it comes to small group or one on one instruction, it's that ability to see that light bulb go off, and their ability to individually succeed, and that in return makes me feel successful.
I interned at a printing company in college, one of my duties included editing books and programs for several companies and authors. I also use reading and writing in my art lessons. We use library books to create our own books and stories, and this starts as early as 1st graders.
For several years, I have served as an after school tutor for small groups of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in preparation for the End of Grade Tests and Reading Achievement Tests. This ranged from writing essay tests in 4th grade to cursive writing practice in third grade.
Art is my main focus in teaching, and have had a love of Art History for years. I use Art History in almost every lesson I teach, pairing an Artist, a movement, or medium, I think it's important for students to know who and why a certain artwork exists. My second minor is in Art History and have tutored at a local college for those enrolled in Art History I and Art History II.
If you'd like to know more about how to connect Art with it's other subjects, or if you'd like to explore the world of Art and it's basic principles and designs, please contact me. I'd love to be able to help you connect our visual world with your world. I am currently teaching in my 10th year of public education. I have served 2 counties in my region, over 10 schools, one of which was an English Second Language department for children 6 years to 17 years of age. I have also had experience in a museum setting, working in the Education Room at the American Museum of Natural History with all
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My degree is in two dimensional design, with a focus in painting and drawing. I teach this medium to K-5 students daily, and I enjoy doing this in my spare time. It is one of my favorite subjects to teach, not to mention drawing usually is the basic first step of art and we live in a visual learning environment.