Design and present exciting lessons that actively engage learners, while educating on roper artistic methodologies and various technical aspects. Provide students with opportunities to reach their fullest potential through creative expression, cognitive strategies, and broad range of aesthetic, historical, critical, and production experiences. Offer extracurricular tutoring to ensure each student is able to understand the material.
Raised student awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts through creative instruction. Accessed and evaluated approximately 700 students. Acted as creator and promoter of student displays at University Exposition Gallery. Held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on their child's progress and address disciplinary matters. Developed creative, multidisciplinary lesson plans on various art topics; focused on diverse areas of interest and the real world to effectively convey concepts and aid in learning.
·Initiated an after-school Art Club to provide students with additional opportunities to further their artistic capabilities and discover new mediums
·Developed and implemented various thematic lesson plans utilizing age-appropriate material and focusing on relevant topics including wildlife, greenery, and landscapes
·Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a "real life" connection into the classroom in order to gain and maintain student's interest and encourage self-expression
·Prompted student motivation, participation, and effective listening skills through the implementation of positive reinforcement and weekly rewards
·Positively impacted classroom activities by utilizing overhead projectors, computers, movies, outside speakers, and puzzles gearing lessons both visually and conceptually
·Developed and innovated art program with strong interdisciplinary connection, which integrated all subject areas and numerous diverse cultures
·Created fun and engaging educational and recreational projects, enabling students to gain knowledge with numbers, letters, patterns, sounds, shapes, colors, and reading
·Explained the initial basics of space in creating their own compositions through the use of mixed media, water colors, and acrylics where they created original paintings by observing other artist's works.