Resume

Education

Teachers College, Columbia University   Degree:  M.A., Art Education

Cornell University   Degree:  B.S., Interior Design                                                                                                                                            

Classes in Glass Flame Working and Glass Blowing

*Penelope Rakov Murrini Workshop FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts – March 2018

*Hot Glass What a Blast!: Color, Texture, Pattern and Bit Work–-The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass  1 Week Intensive – June 2017   Taught by Guest Artist:  Laura Donefer (www.cmog.org/bio/laura-donefer)

*Raising Cane: Cane and Murrine Patterning -The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass  1 Week Intensive – January 2017    Taught by Guest Artist:  Claire Kelly (www.clairekellyglass.com)

*Glass Blowing Fundamentals III: Color – FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts – July- August 2016  Taught by Guest Artist and Founder of FOCI:  Michael Boyd (http://michaeldboyd.com/)

*Next Steps in Glass Blowing -The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass  1 Week Intensive – June 2016   Taught by Guest Artist:  Nick Mount (www.cmog.org/bio/nick-mount)

* Glass Blowing Fundamentals II: Form – FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts – May- June 2016

* Glass Blowing Mentorship – FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts

September 2015 – June 2016 with Sofia Lorraine Fall 2015; with Allison Luhmann  March 2016-present

*Glass Blowing Fundamentals I: Basics – FOCI MN Center for Glass Arts – May-June 2015

*Flame-working Cocktail – The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass – 1 Week Intensive – June 2010 Taught by Guest Artists:  Karina Guevin (www.karinaguevin.com) and Cedric Ginart

Grants

McKnight Foundation/PLRAC Mid-Career Artists Grantee 2017  $3000 – Funding for classes to learn: Color, bit, cane and murrine techniques.  Funding for supplies, mentorship, hot shop rental, solo exhibitions & to create sculpture: Splash!

McKnight Foundation/PRLAC Artist Development Grantee 2015  $1000 – Funding for classes to learn glass blowing.

McKnight Foundation/PLRAC Emerging Artists Grantee 2011  $1000 – Funding to purchase equipment to set up a flame-working studio

 Exhibitions, Displays, Newspaper and Magazine Interviews

Reflection or Refraction: capturing joy through glass Solo Show – St Peter Arts Center –March 2018

Reflection or Refraction Preview – Saint Peter Herald March 2018

Reflections in Glass Solo Exhibition – Waseca Arts Center –Nov 2017

PLRAC Juried Artists Exhibit – Arts Center of St. Peter – October 2017

Healing Arts Project, 9 works of art – Owatonna Hospital – March-June 2017

Flame Thrower – Featured Artist in Mankato Magazine Article, Mankato Free Press – March 2017

PLRAC Artists Grantee Exhibit – Bethany College, Mankato –January 2017

Celebrate, Contemplate, Juried Show – Flow Art Space – St. Paul – December 2016

PLRAC Juried Artists Exhibit – Arts Center of St. Peter – October 2016

Guest Artists Exhibition – Children’s Museum of S. MN – May 2016

Reflections in Glass II – Solo Art Display – St. Peter Public Library – April 2016

PLRAC Juried Artists Exhibit – Arts Center of St. Peter – September 2015

Show Your Artistic License – 401 Project Gallery – September 2015

Reflections in Glass – Solo Art Display– St. Peter Community Center  –  February 2013

PLRAC Emerging Artists Exhibit – Arts Center of St. Peter – January 2013

Tremendous Playground – Art Mural created with children 2008

Creative Play Place – Wall murals in entry, front room and art area 2007

Art Exhibition – Teacher’s College, Columbia University 1992

Art Exhibition – Cornell University 1990

Related Experiences

Guest Artist – Rosa Parks Elementary School, Mankato MN – Presenting and discussing my artwork and how I make it with students grades K-4  May 2018

Guest Artist – Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – Classes – Art Projects with Children and Adults 2015-16

Consultant – Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – Developing art lessons for mural project 2011

Consultant – St. Peter Recreation and Leisure Dept. – Developing summer camp programming for preschoolers 2009-10

Organized guest speaker, Dr. Judith Burton’s presentation on artistic development – St. Peter Week of Young child 2009

Coordinator for MIA Art Adventure Program and Original Works Artwork Fund Raiser – South Elementary St. Peter, MN

Instructor – St. Peter Early Childhood and Family Education Dept. – Teaching children’s art classes

Art Consultant, Musketaquid Earth Day – Developed interdisciplinary art and science/nature lessons K-5

Research Assistant – Lincoln Center Project – Teachers College, Columbia University – worked with Harvard Project Zero

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Teacher Workshops & Independent Study Developing Curriculum

Rockwell Museum – Corning, NY – Developed gallery guides and hunts for children.

Professional Presentations in Art Education

Art and the Young Child – a developmental perspective – Saint Peter Community Ed – Fall 2007 & Spring 2008

National Art Educators’ Association Conference – Portfolio Retrospective Art Exhibits – March 1999 and 2001

Simmons College– Guest lecture – Planning sequential, relevant art lessons for the classroom – Spring 1999

National Art Educators’ Association Conference – Relating Art to Students’ Lives – March 1999

Concord K-12 Art Department – K-5 Curriculum: Philosophy and Development – Summer ‘98

Boston College – Guest lecture – Artistic Development and Sequential Lesson Planning – Spring 1997

Concord Public Schools – Teacher Development Workshop – Understanding Art Learning – Jan. 1996

Concord Public Schools – Teacher Development Course: Artistic Development & Materials Exploration – 1995-96

Employment History

 Job Title:    K-5 Elementary Art Teacher                       Dates of Employment:   September 2011 – present

Job Description:    Teaching art Classes for grades K-5 in school of 500+ students (part-time: 4 days/week).

Media taught:  painting, clay sculpture, collage, drawing print-making and variety of sculptural techniques– observational, narrative & imaginative themes.  First two years worked from a cart.  Organize parent volunteers, record keeping and preparation of student report cards, summer and school year curriculum writing, planned and displayed student art exhibits, including the 5th grade retrospective art shows and a community exhibit, My House, Mi Casa.  Supervised student teachers.

Employer/Address:   Hoover Elementary Mankato Public Schools ISD77   1524 Hoover Drive, N. Mankato 56003

Job Title:    Executive Director & Founder                        Dates of Employment:   January 2008- June 2011

Job Description:    Designing, planning, funding, establishing non-profit status and opening of site.  Planning, funding and implementing programming in arts, fitness, nutrition and literacy.  Writing grants to fund the programming and organization.  Fundraising, long term planning and management of organization.  Planning large community events.  Supervision of college interns and staff.  Building relationships between area businesses, organizations and the community.  Teaching  imagination station parent child art classes, story times and other events.

Employer/Address:   Creative Play Place  600 S. 5th St.  St. Peter, MN  56082   http://www.creativeplayplace.wordpress.com

Job Title:  Self-Employed Art Teacher                   Dates of Employment:   September 2000 – January 2009                 

Job Description:    Taught private, semi-private and community art classes, as well as worked as a consultant in curriculum development.  Taught elementary &  preschool art classes through the Arts Center of St. Peter &  St. Peter Community & Family Education, the Concord Art Association and the Story Loft Children’s Book Store in Lexington, MA; developed and wrote curriculum for preschool summer camp for St. Peter Recreation Department & Musketaquid Earth Day Festival, MA

Job Title:    K-5 Elementary Art Teacher                 Dates of Employment:   September 1993 – August 2000

Job Description:    Taught art Classes for grades K-5 in school of 500 students.  Media taught:  painting, clay sculpture, collage, drawing – observational & imaginative, print-making and variety of sculptural techniques.  Organized parent volunteers and field trips to local exhibits and sculpture park, note taking/record keeping to prepare student report cards, re-wrote K-5 curriculum document in coordination with MA state standards, lead teacher development workshops for classroom teachers, planned and executed student art exhibits and displays in the schools and community,  Employer/Address:Concord Public Schools Willard School 85 Powder Mill Rd. Concord, MA