Art Teacher

I have 6 years of art teaching experience.

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I taught this young woman how to paint her own portrait by observing values and points of references to get her likeness right.

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I worked with children while I was studying in school and I found that the best way to get them to do art is for them to create things of their interest.  I have been working with children for 5 years and I have found that by conversing with them and relating what they like, it becomes only a matter of time until their artistic minds start reaching out

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This project was just to beautify a sad stump with chalk and the children seemed enthralled at transforming the stump.  More children came and wanted to help and we created a unique and strange new object.

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Some of my kids helped me make murals at Mason Elementary.

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When I wasn’t working or going to school I volunteered at the local library to teach children some basic art skills.  I wanted to enhance my pedagogy and plus they were fun and a funny group.

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I was close with the art teachers at my old high-school and I recruited a few students to work on this mural which took a few visits during their lunch time.

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Currently I am instructing at Bottle and Bottega’s studio in which I teach people how to paint an image from start to finish.

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It’s been a real great privilege working as a painting teacher for the San Diego Music and Arts Cooperative for my little workcation back home. It’s heartening to see the passion of diverse young artists around the area and the hours and energy they put into their work. The SDMAC studio has inspiring and skilled teachers who actually know their stuff and their facility is located in my hometown of MM!

 

I am knowledgeable in many areas of visual expression, from drawing and painting to illustration and sculpture.  I have inspired students in their artistic endeavors by instructing them in many different ways suited to their style of learning (and or art making).  Together we have completed acrylic and oil paintings, numerous craft projects, and drawings with charcoal.

My teaching experience has been varied and I think I was able to hone a special kind of pedagogy in that way.  I have taught K-5th grade students for many years with many crafts projects and even gifted young students of that age who wanted to take their painting seriously and develop their artistic skills early.  I volunteered at my local library to enhance my own skills of teaching and a way to give back to my own community of blooming young creatives.  I have taught my peers techniques in oil during undergraduate school as I always had in mind to teach art as I was obtaining my Bachelor’s in Studio Arts and became a person that my classmates would come to frequently for help in their art projects.  I had a job as a student aid at the student disabilities center where I aided a student with disabilities with her art projects.  I was double majoring and was able to obtain some teaching courses as well as teaching times at the Museum School (private elementary) and my old High school (Mira Mesa).  Currently I teach privately and for certain gigs.  All this experience has taught me to be able to observe learning styles of my students and to adjust my own teaching style to suit.  I don’t only have a specified way to teach technique, but I understand that art teaching is about enhancing the perception as well.

I am very passionate about teaching art to my students and introducing them to a variety of art forms.  I love seeing the understanding and skill grow among my students and I bring not only knowledge and skill of my craft, but also motivational and organizational skills that are there for my students to gain self confidence in creating.