2011 Duke University, The Nature of Art and the Art of Nature, Durham, NC
2011 Duke University, The Nature of Art and the Art of Nature, Durham, NC
Color Photograph, 2009.
Oil Pastel, Tissue, Painted Paper Collage, exploration of cohesive mixed media for composition.
Reflective Writing in Artist Journals is an important part of the learning process; writing about what we explore gives meaning to learning experiences.
Handmade Paper Journal, 2009, A couple of years ago I learned how to make and bind books, since then I have started making my own journals and sketchbooks.
Color Study in Self Portrait explores the interplay between two distinct colors, and the variances between.
Linoleum Cut Block Printmaking on Rice Paper, emphasizing value and texture.
"Sugar Foot: son's foot at one year", oil.
Method of Etching Metal produces nature theme in printmaking with sepia ink.
Sketching communicates ideas in spaces, aesthetics, and better understanding of planned environments.
Perspective of Union County Department of Social Services conference room drawn for presentation of working drawings prior to construction. Manually drafted in ink and prisma markers.
Auto Cad Design for construction of YMCA Elevated Track, Shelby, NC.
Architectural Rendering in Auto CAD, Prisma Design Markers.
I enjoy teaching students how to construct a variety of vessels in clay using pinch, coil, and slab methods. Here is a coil pot made with Fifth Graders, utilizing tools for surface texture, and raffia weaving.
5th Graders demonstrate Starry Nights as Vincent Van Gogh in oil pastel, focusing on motion and space.
4th Graders create African Adinkra Stamps, exploring symbols with personal meaning, then stamp patterned border of African Animals.
4th Grade Students create Batik African Animals in white oil pastel and water color wash, with added paint details. Adinkra symbol stamps are made to print border.
3rd Grade Students explore Children's Illustrator Eric Carle's techniques and media for Collage of animals and their habitat, then use literacy skills to write a narrative paragraph about their animal's story.
1st Graders inspired by Vincent van Gogh's sunflower studies, observe and implement van Gogh use of color and technique in their own composition.
Students engage in submerging paper into pans of tempera paint and water, creating painted papers for their artwork. An array of color choices yield varying results for discovery.
Students observe Pablo Picasso's 'Girl in the Mirror', and participate in Pablo-like faces of their own in drawing, cutting, and collage of piecing their faces together.
Students observe an object of choice to draw, then explore value scale in gradiation of imagery around their object from still life observation. Value scale studies help train visual perception of light and dark to better demonstrate three dimensional qualities in art.
Art I students are given freedom to explore an artwork of personal meaning; exploring representational imagery and technique of choice.
Students develop foreground, middle ground, background, and horizon line in landscape perspective drawings which strengthen their perception of depth and perspective in the environment.
After learning about artist styles of self-portraiture, students demonstrate drawing and painting skills in expressive self portraits including their interests.
Famous Pop Artists inspire students to create modern advertising and logos relevent to their time, and learn about printmaking skills in laminate carving and transfer processes for repeated pattern imagery.
Students observe human proportions to facial features, and with mirror observation create portraits of themselves in pencil with value scale.
Student artwork on display contributes to valuable sense of community, in common thread of subject matter and shared desirable outcome for viewing.
Designer Dream Homes, August 1996. Two page layout publication of design work.
Student class artwork exhibiting works in Romare Bearden jazz portraits, Picasso self portraits, African resist animals w/ stamping, Faith Ringold quilts, Theibot cakes & pies, Matisse, a Mandalas.
Santa's House sponsored by First National Bank of Shelby annually at Christmas time, constructed from my design in working drawings.
Children's classroom artwork displayed for families & friends at Clover District Auditorium, March 2011.
Second Page of Spread in Designer Dream Homes magazine.
Designer Dream Home publication of my design work by Frank Betz Architects, Atlanta.
Winthrop University Senior Exhibit of multiple artworks at Edward Lewandowski Gallery, December 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.