As a teaching artist, I offer my services to inspiring venues in North San Diego County. Whether it is in a classroom, through an organization, or private home tutoring, I help children and adults understand and thrive within the creative process. I teach beginner and intermediate students technical art skills in a lighthearted and supportive way.
Artisan Teacher 2017-Present
Cre8 Art School Encinitas, CA
After school enrichment teacher for K-6 children in schools throughout Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Solana Beach. Each week, students are guided through a fun mixed media art project based on our rotating program themes.
Children’s Art Instructor 2016-Present
Carlsbad Art Farm Carlsbad, CA
Co-managed 15-20 elementary and middle school students. Prepared materials and lessons. Taught drawing, painting, printmaking and crafting. Facilitated game play. Maintained positive environment. Ensured proper farm animal handling and safety procedures.
Fine Arts Instructor 2016
McArt Studio School of Art Carlsbad, CA
Taught kids (ages 5+) and adults fine art techniques in various wet and dry mediums. Guided students in weekly classes through the completion of individually chosen art projects. Demonstrated step-by-step application of drawing and painting materials. Helped with problem-solving, skills attainment and creative motivation.
Adult Painting Instructor 2015-2016
Class with a Glass Wenatchee, WA
Set-up studio, greeted guests, operated register and served beverages. Facilitated 10-20+ adults in the completion of an acrylic painting. Taught techniques, addressed confidence issues, lifted spirits with a playful and supportive attitude. Designed original paintings to teach.
K-5 After School Program Leader 2015
YMCA/Creekside Elementary School Boulder, CO
Offered academic support, maintained student safety, lead group activities for recreation, crafts and learning. Provided conflict resolution, mediation, mentoring and taught leadership skills. Documented attendance and maintained professional relationship with parents and school staff. Attended YMCA trainings, assisted with fundraising.
Certificate in Visual Arts 2014 - 2015
Naropa University, Boulder, CO GPA 3.97
B.A. in Contemplative Psychology 2010 - 2012
Naropa University, Boulder, CO GPA 3.87
A.S. in Allied Health Sciences 2007 - 2009
Community College of the Air Force
Grand Forks AFB, ND Awarded for Academic Excellence
Private Art Tutor 2016-Present
Washington and California
Portrait Artist 2015-Present
Horse Lead/Class Assistant 2015
Alatheia Riding Center
Two Rivers Art Gallery
Face Painter 2015
English Teacher 2012
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