Working as an independent contractor affords me many privileges. One of the greatest is that I get to dialogue with a wide range of audiences in many different contexts. Whether I am facilitating experiences with young students or with teachers, this educational work keeps me on my toes and inspires me.
Professional Development Consultant
Young Audiences San Diego, San Diego, CA (Aug. 2012 & 2013, Jan. 2015 ): Provided a one-day teaching artist traininsg on Arts Integration, Discipline Specific Learning, Common Core, and Aesthetic Education.
Lalela Project, New York, NY (Oct. 2012): Provided one day of curricular consultation for upcoming artist-in-residence program at Lalela Project in South Africa with South African artist Robin Rhode.
LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA (Sept. 2011): Provided a one-day tour training to the education department.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (Aug. 2011): Provided a two-day tour training to the education department
Metropolitan Opera Guild, NY, NY (2010 & 2011): Participated in an in-depth consultant seminar that led to the development of teacher trainings and resources for teaching artists.
Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY (Nov. 2009): Modeled how to facilitate dialogues with works of art.
Central Park Zoo, NY, NY (June 2009): Designed a workshop to familiarize zoo educators with introductory teaching methods for facilitating visual art experiences.
IDEAL School, NY, NY (June 2009 & 2010): Conducted a two-week seminar on arts integration curriculum planning.
PS 88, Queens, NY (May 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010): Designed workshops to familiarize classroom teachers with introductory teaching methods for facilitating visual art experiences, arts integration curriculum planning, stages of artistic development, and visual arts adaptations for student’s with limited abilities.
My experience as a museum educator has included a range of responsibilities and audience interactions. Since 2001 I have designed and facilitated regular gallery and studio programs in museums on both the East and West coasts, including:
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2013-Current): School, Family, Teen, and Adult Programs
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY (2004-2013): School, Family, Teacher, Teen, and Adult Programs
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2005-2013): School and Family Programs
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (2001-Current): Museum Art School
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (2006-2010): Family and Teacher Programs
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY (2007-2009): School and Teen Programs
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2001-2002): Early-Childhood, School, and Library Programs
Through residency programs I am able to plan extended art experiences from full day to twenty-week collaborations.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (2004-2013): Learning Through Art Program
New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA (2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015): Early Elementary Program with Jukebox Radio
Andy Warhol Preserve/Nature Conservatory, Montauk, NY (2012, 2013, & 2014): Early Elementary Program with Jukebox Radio
Teach Kids Unlimited @ The Jewish Community Center, NY, NY (2009-2013), Animation program for young people with Autism.
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA (2000-2002), Early Childhood, Children and Adult Studio.
Much of my work as a Museum Educator and Teaching Artist happens in the context of schools and in collaboration with school teachers. In addition to this experience, I also completed a year of student teaching as an Undergraduate student at the San Francisco Art Institute.
New Traditions Elementary School, San Francisco, CA (1998-1999), Student Teacher in art classroom.