Patricia Schmoutz

Patricia Schmoutz

Education

Education

Duke University

2011 Duke University, The Nature of Art and the Art of Nature, Durham, NC

Bachelor of Fine Art

Winthrop University

Creative Practice Portfolio

Art in Design

Teaching Portfolio: Children

Teaching Portfolio: Secondary

Publications & Gallery Exhibits

Work History

Work History
2011 - 2012

Licensed Substitute Teacher

Cleveland County Schools, and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Implementation of lesson planning with instructional materials of standard curriculum with students. Reinforce development of Socratic critical and analytical thinking in reading, writing, math, social studies, science, music and fine art skills, guiding attention to the learning goals. Properly maintain classroom discipline, implementing student behavioral management.

2015 - 2012

Visual Arts Teacher

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Provides strategic council for students reaching their highest potential in studio art, while exploring  cross curricular connections, core knowledge artists and movements of historical significance. 

Aug 2011 - Oct 2011

Art Teacher, Interim Substitute

Fallston Elementary

Design and presentation of exciting lessons that actively engage grade level K-5 students, while educating on proper artistic methodologies, various technical aspects, and mediums, utilization of age-appropriate material, and incorporating real life experiences in conjunction with cross curriculum connections. Positively impacted classroom activities by engaging students’ interest with visual prompts; overhead projectors, computers, artwork, and drawings to gear lessons both visually and conceptually.

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Art Teacher Intern; Student Teaching

Crowders Creek Elementary

Stepped into role of Art Educator on full time basis, with grade levels 3rd - 5th Grade. Further established the design and presentation of exciting lessons that actively engaged learners on varying grade levels, while educating on proper artistic methodologies, various technical aspects, and mediums, utilization of age-appropriate material, and incorporating real life experiences in conjunction with cross curriculum connections. Developed advanced technological skills in leading classroom activities by engaging students’ interest with visual prompts; smart board video and instruction, computers, artwork, and drawings to gear lessons both visually and conceptually.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Art Teaching Intern, MAT Graduate Field Experience

Clover High School

Developed design and presentation of exciting lessons that purposefuly engaged highschool Advanced Art and AP students. Focused students’ interest with visual prompts to gear lessons both visually and conceptually; while instructing on proper artistic methodologies, various technical aspects, mediums, and utilization of age-appropriate material; incorporating meaningful real life learning experiences to art.

2007 - 2010

First Grade Teacher Assistant, Avid Tutor, & Teaching Substitute

Cleveland County Schools; Elizabeth Elementary

Upon decision to enter graduate school in pursuit of Art Education, took position with Cleveland County Schools Assisting First Grade Class and Teacher with daily activities, art centers and projects, assuring smooth transition in scheduling and task completion. Prepared instructional materials and employed with student groups. Conducted group activities in accord with lesson plans approved by the teacher, acquired and organized materials appropriate for lesson plans used with specific student groups. Reinforced development of basic critical thinking and reading skills, and guided attention to material to be learned. Assessed and corrected student’s work. Up keep of student records. Maintained group discipline, executing student behavioral management. Analytical skills developed in assisting teacher with student evaluations, out brief with teacher daily, following regulations concerning paperwork. Maintenance of artwork, and bulletin board and hallway displays. Also covered art classrooms as needed from elementary grade levels through highschool, instilling an optimal learning environment for meaningful educational experiences in art.

2009 - 2010

Art Classroom Weekly Volunteer, Art Substitute

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Assisted in preparation of classroom set up, materials, sketching visual prompts, and instructional tools. Classroom presence in volunteering + substituting allowed hands-on opportunities with Core Curriculum lesson planning and instruction.

2006 - 2007

Team Designer

Bank of America

Recruited for corporate design background by colleagues to help pilot 'My Work' Satellite Offices for Bank of America employees. Assisted in bridging communication between architectural design team of NELSON and Bank of America 'My Work' Team through collaborative sketches, communication, and interpersonal skills, the design execution and procedural management in establishing 3 new preliminary sites (Ballentyne, Hearst Tower, and North Charlotte) in headquarters of Charlotte before 'My Work' program taken nationally. This was a successful attempt at bringing work commutes closer to home for more quality time, proven essential in retaining quality employees. Drawing, rendering, and computer aided drafting skills highly depended on for quality management in design execution and efficiency of new spaces.

2005 - 2006

Pre-School Assistant Teacher

Central United Methodist

Assisted with curriculum implementation in activities and most specifically art, continuing teaching at Summer Camps as needed. This opportunity at my children’s preschool became turning point of seeing incredible possibilities in art with children, which would become deeply missed the next year when returning to my design profession as planned, turning my view in art career as a designer toward a more broad view beyond the profession of architectural design renderings to the endless possibilities in art education.

1998 - 2005

Interior Designer

OMNI Architecture & NELSON

Team Designer for First Union Facilities (merging into Wachovia, then Wells Fargo), and TIAA-CREF (Teacher’s Insurance Annuity Association) CharlotteServiceCenter;

Rendering Drawings for Architectural presentations, Schematic Design, Working Drawings, On-Site Observations, Field Measurements, Finish Coordination, Coordination between architects and on site construction for implementation of seating for teamwork accessibility of employees in implementation of built out office furniture systems. Public Relations and Event Coordination between Designers and Reps for design finishes.

1997 - 1998

Interior Designer

Holland, Hamrick & Patterson PA Architecture

Design & Contribution to working drawings of Dover YMCA, North Elementary School Gymnasium, First National Bank Renovation, Shelby Presbyterian and Elizabeth Baptist Church structural additions, Cecil Burton Funeral Home Renovation, a Santa's House for children at Christmas for First National Bank, commercial and residential drawings. Rendered Drawings for architectural presentations, Space Planning, Schematic Design, Site Planning, On–Site Observations, Field Measurements, Selection and Coordination of Finishes.

Skills

Skills

Art Educator

Resourceful and imaginative teaching professional highly trained in a wide array of artistic mediums and methods. Cultivated talent for instilling art appreciation, art history, multi-cultural and cross curriculum connections, promoting creativity with open-mindedness for problem solving and critical thinking skills to emerge. Proven ability to maintain a well-disciplined, highly motivated classroom, while providing an optimal learning environment for meaningful educational experiences. Offer individualized support and positive encouragement to ensure each child succeeds. Maintain outstanding interpersonal skills for cultivating and sustaining strong relationships within the school community.

Certifications

Certifications

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification

Elizabeth Elementary, and Winthrop University

Stewards of Children Training

Winthrop University