I hold the proper advanced education, a current state teacher?s license to teacher K12 art, and 15.5 years of teaching students art in public and private schools in and outside the U.S.A. From the photo section of this site, you can view my art skills and I would love to introduce adults or children to any 2D or 3D art medium. As a past professional photographer with darkroom and lab technician experience, I can provide expertise in manual or digital photography and Adobe Photoshop software.... [more]
My formal education at Millersville University where I earned a BA in the Studio Arts with a minor in photography, qualifies me to Adobe Photoshop. At Anne Arundel Community College, I took graphic art courses which included learning the ins and outs of using Adobe Photoshop. I have 3 years of teaching this software for lessons at 3 secondary schools. My skills when teaching Adobe Photoshop elements and 8 include computer based photo enhancement to create graphic work, word art, advertisements, cards, and manipulating photos for aesthetic enhancement. I also teach students how to incorporate the principles and elements of design when working with this software to create unique and interesting photos. I have been using this software since 2008 for my two published children?s? picture books and two photographic books on architecture.
My formal education at Millersville University where I earned a BA in the Studio Arts, qualifies me to teach art history. In college, I took 4 art history courses-history of art through the ages (ancient and modern), history of Photography, and Japanese art. My teaching licenses and Praxis exams in art education qualify me to teach art history as well. In totality, I have 14.5 years of teaching art history between elementary and secondary schools. My skills when teaching art history include researching in preparation for my lesson plans for student projects. I incorporate all levels of art history and famous past and current artists through the ages to use as references and samples of particular projects at hand. I varied my instruction using slide shows, power point presentations, lectures, notes, books and videos. When teaching the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes, art history was part of the curriculum and I had to present it as required using all the tools listed above in order for students to pass exams.