University Of Utah
3-D Design: wood shop
Interim Head of Art Education Area
• Responsible for instruction of the following classes:
Secondary Art Education
Art education class for Art Education majors. Includes art education theory, teaching strategies, investigation of Discipline Based Arts Education, alternative assessment via Mastery Curriculum and Portfolio, art facilities management, creating strategies for curriculum development, and visiting area schools and museums.
Elementary Art Education
Introduction to art teaching for General Elementary Education students. Includes a brief history of western art, training in basic studio skills, art education strategies, Discipline Based Art Education lesson planning, curricular integration with Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and creation of an arts teaching portfolio.
2000-2002 other UU adjunct positions
• Introduction to Visual Arts
Art History survey course for non-majors. Introduce artworks within a cultural context and a semiotic dialogue between Philosophy, Science, Comparative Religion, Literature, and Music from Paleolithic to Contemporary.
• Basic Design
Basic design class for non-majors. Includes color theory, drawing for line and value, aerial and linear perspective, compositional strategies, portraiture, Durer-Grid, Dada Poetry, art history survey, and critical dialogue.
• Figure Sculpture. Investigation from the live model through traditional and post-modern methods. Emphasis on anatomy, proportion, balance, and gesture.
• Foundation Sculpture. Curriculum with emphasis on formal and expressive explorations in various media, critical process, and aesthetic evaluation.
• Introduction to Visual Arts (Online format): non-major survey of art history
- May 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Salt Lake City Corporation
Director: YouthCity Artways
YouthCity Artways was the Arts Education program of Salt Lake City under Mayors Corradini and Anderson, with a mission of improving quality of life for at-risk children through providing classes and workshops for youth and families promoting creative exploration of the arts with guidance and instruction from professional teaching artists. It was also home of the “Kennedy Center IMAGINATION CELEBRATION™ at Salt Lake City” and a founding partner of The Leonardo: Utah’s arts, culture, science center. (www.youthcityartways.org)
• Direct a public arts education program serving 5,500 youth in diverse community settings
• Interview, hire, and conduct annual performance evaluations of 35 professional teaching artists specializing in dance, music, opera, theater, and visual arts
• Supervise the Program Manager and Program Communications Coordinator
• Manage annual operating budget of $322,248 and leverage additional program dollars through grants and fundraising
• Coordinate professional development for staff arts teachers
• Cultivate and sustain partnerships with schools, businesses, professional and civic organizations, local government, and international/national/local performing arts troops
• Promote program activities through interviews with TV, radio, newspaper and public speaking engagements
• Create and lead public art projects
• Administer annual season of the Kennedy Center IMAGINATION CELEBRATION at Salt Lake City including fundraising, pre- and post-season reporting at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, preparation and distribution of marketing materials, negotiation of contracts with visiting artists and partner arts organizations, and conducting arts education workshops for K-12 teachers.
• Develop strategic partnerships and cultivate donors to support the $20 million capital campaign for The Leonardo at Library Square.
• Serve on the Educational Programming Committee and Architectural Design Committee of The Leonardo at Library Square (www.theleonardo.org)
- April 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Skyline High School
Art Department Chair
• Planned and implemented curricula for Basic Design, Drawing, Painting, Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting, Studio Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, Small Metals, and Humanities
• Developed sequential curriculum for studio classes leading students through Elements & Principles of Design with a Discipline Based Arts Education curricula.
• Supervised one new art instructor, collaborated with photo-journalism, band/orchestra, and theater set design.
• Taught four 70-minute classes per day for 25 to 40 students per class with a fifth planning period, on a Trimester schedule
• Managed art department budget expenditures for supplies and equipment
• Maintained electric and gas kilns, pug mill, burn-out kilns, tool maintenance
• Coordinated fund raisers for the Art Department
• Reinstated charter for National Art Honors Society
• Recommended students for local and national scholarships
• Initiated, supervised, and coordinated a Mural-Making Art Club for students creating a 17 x 24 foot mural integrating over 30 masterworks of art, located on civic auditorium within the school
• Recipient of ST. Vrain Valley Salute Award 1996 for excellence in teaching
• Assistant Director of four plays
• Assistant Boys Soccer Coach
- June 1998
Colorado, United States
Heritage Middle School
- June 1995
Colorado, United States
Loveland Sculpture Works
Bronze Sculpture & Monument Production
- May 1993
Loveland, Colorado, United States
City Of Boulder Watershed
Patrol / Caretaker
Seasonal summer position at the Boulder Watershed: 8,000 acres on the Continental Divide spanning two glacial valleys, five 13k peaks, 14 lakes. Rustic conditions with cabin at elevation of 10,000 feet, gravity fed water, gas light, no electricity.
First summer on work crew, second summer Foreman of work crew- logging, road maintenance, dam maintenance.
Seven summers as Patrol/Caretaker: spotting & tracking trespassers, ticketing them, escorting them from property : hiking 6 days per week, 10-20 miles per day, with elevation gain/loss of up to 10,000 feet mostly in back-country with no roads or trails.
Returned for three summers as cook for crew & patrol while teaching High School.
- September 1999
Boulder, Colorado, United States