Hunter College (Fine Art)
During this summer, I wrote a lesson plan and led a drawing workshop at The Door, a center for homeless and at risk youth. I arranged a series of drawing exercises and a discussion framework for the resulting illustrations. I especially liked this experience because I was able to combine my background in public speaking with my training as an artist. For the past five years, I have worked in the Visitor Engagement department of MoMA PS1. In this position, I act as a docent and tour guide, explaining a wide array of artistic concepts to an international audience. Additionally, I work as a tour guide for Great New York Tours, leading groups of up to thirty participants on historic trips throughout New York City. In this role, I must be both an educator and entertainer while describing important architectural sites and political history as well as the poetry of everyday life in New York. I put in a great deal of research for my tours and I have also helped write scripts for my fellow tour guides in New York
and for tour guides in San Francisco.
I recently graduated from Hunter College and would like to put my ease at communicating abstract concepts to a positive use. I also am extremely comfortable with the English language. I have had reviews published, I have done academic research in a professional capacity, I can explain Socratic logic and american history with ease. additionally, I play chess at a fairly serious level, and have developed lesson plans for its instruction. During this summer, I wrote a lesson plan and led a drawing workshop at The Door, a center for homeless and at risk youth. I arranged a series of drawing exercises and a discussion framework for the resulting illustrations. I especially liked this experience because I was able to combine my background in public speaking with my training as an
I have a fine art degree. I also have been drawing illustrations for fliers and comics for my whole life. I teach a drawing course at the LGBT teen center in tribeca.
I have a BFA in painting from Hunter College. During my last two semesters at Hunter I received the Evelyn Kossak Fellowship for painters. I have shown in small galleries in New York at sold paintings to private collectors.
I have five years experience working in the education department of the Museum of Modern Art, leading group tours. Additionally I have ten years of experience as tour guide. as a tour guide I led bus tours with up to a 100 people, and walking tours with up to 30 people. I also wrote scripts for other tour guides.
I am a college graduate and have taken a wide variety of writing intensive courses. I have also written commercial copy for my company and published fiction reviews in a literature periodical.