Education

1992 Master of Art Degree in Art Education
        San Jose State University
1989 5th Year Clear Credential Certificate Program
        San Jose State University

1969 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree/ Art Education
        Kean College, Union, New Jersey
        Lifetime New Jersey State Teaching Credential,
        Teacher of Art, Grades K-12


Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Art Education
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1990 to Present

Instructor in Art Education teaching the process, history, language and critical analysis of art. Art 138 is a survey class in studio art; Art 139 is a multicultural art class, both classes emphasis teaching art to children. Students explore a variety of media in two and three-dimensional forms using models from world culture.

Developed an online art education class (Art 138.02). Students work with children in a variety of education settings teaching art fundamentals.
The course provides the foundation for teaching an art program utilizing
the California Standards of Visual Arts.

Instructor for Ared 338, Art Education Methods classes for students
seeking a single subject credential in Art Education.

Supervisor of student teachers in the single subject credential program in Art Education program in high school and junior high school. Responsibilities include placing students in school, observation, advising and conducting weekly seminar class on field experience.

G
ardner Community Center Public Art Project
San Jose, Ca

Coordination of art education major and children at the community center to work with Linda Walsh on her public art project reflecting community goals and dreams.

Arts Task Force

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, School of Education, San Jose State University
Review of the standards of program quality and effectiveness for subject matter requirements for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials. Review of existing courses and examination of plans for courses underdevelopment.

Member of task force for Bay Area Art Education Collaborative
Member of workshop committee and serves as representative host for San Jose State for a series of artists in school training workshops for Bay Area artists.

Beta Tester
Virginia Tec
Fall 2003

Coordinated through the Department of Psychology, San Jose State University
Participated in evaluation of module in distance learning conducted thought Virginia Tech Blackboard program.

Fulbright Faculty Exchange, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
Spring 2000
Fulbright Faculty Exchange 1999-2000

Conducted four workshops at the University centered on creating museum programs for children. The participants represented a variety of Cairo museums art educators and art education faculty from Helwan University. The workshops focused on the major art movements in Egypt beginning with the Pharonic period. Aside from the historical information, the big idea behind each one of the projects was to engage the workshop participants and eventually the children who visited the museums of Egypt in finding a personal experience within each activity.

Guest Artist/Instructor
California Summer School for the Arts
California Sate University
Fresno, CA June 1999

Created a course on "West African" drum making. The course was held in conjunction with a series present under the banner of Art Education focusing on music, dance, storytelling and visual arts for classroom teachers. Each student made a drum and sculpted their personal tale into the design. The students using their own drum to perform their stories culminated the series with a performance.

Instructor, Art Specialist
University of California Santa Cruz
Extension Program, Santa Clara, CA
1993 to current

Developed and taught a course titled " Multicultural Art with Children." The class was arranged to accommodate teachers in elementary through high school hands-on activities using the California Frameworks for Visual and Performing Arts as a model. My course is part of a certificate program in art education for the university.

Instructor, Art Specialist
University of California, San Diego, Extension Program
La Jolla, CA
1993-1994

Class format similar to the UCSC classes.

Artist in Residence
Gifted and Talented Program
Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Aptos, CA
1991 to 1998

Created a twelve hour workshop for selected students in a gifted and talented children's art program program. The subject was mixed media with emphasis on historical and cultural context. The last three years students have made functional art pieces with roots in African architecture and cultural traditions.

Art Education Administration

Program Director
ARTPATH, San Jose State University
San Jose, CA Program
1996 to Present

Supervision and management of artist in schools program. Responsibilities include services to schools, teachers and artists and coordination and organization of program. Communication with artists, principals, teachers, staff, parents and volunteers. Selection of artists, recruitment and training of artists. Management of programs, budgets, staff, student assistants and artist support. In addition, arts planning with schools and coordinating family nights.
ARTPATH artist in residency program serves the San Jose area, approximately 6,500 children and over 200 teachers in an average of 15 schools a year work with ARTPATH artists.
In 2001-2002 ARTPATH has an afterschool program in six schools in partnership with the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose.

Task force Member
South Bay Art Education Collaborative

The organization was formed to develop a partnership with art provider organiztions in Santa Clara County. The intention is to share resources and funding for artist training and networking.

Project Coordinator- Master Workshops Chair
California Art Education Association Conference 2003
San Jose, CA

Committee member for the statewide annual Art Education Association Conference to be held in San Jose, November 2003, responsibilities include recruitment of professional artist/teachers to conduct master workshops.

Assistant Director
ARTPATH, San Jose State University
San Jose CA
1994-1996

Artist in school program with the responsibilities of booking and scheduling programs for elementary schools. Recruitment, hiring and training of artists. Management of artist contracts, program budget, and support staff. Planning and organizing training sessions for teachers and artists. Assisting development of art family nights with three elementary schools.

Project Coordinator
California Art Education Association Conference 1995
San Jose, CA

Committee member for the statewide annual Art Education Association Conference held in San Jose November 1995. Work included the advertising and recruitment for over one hundred workshop presenters; compilation of data for conference catalog; and scheduling workshops. Recruited professional artist/teachers to conduct fifteen master workshops

Visual Art Workshop Coordinator
Young At Art, Children's Art Festival
Spectra Program, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Aptos, CA
1991-1998

Committee member for planning yearly children's art workshop festival.
1993-1998
For nine years I chaired the visual artists workshop committee for an annual children's art workshop festival sponsored by the Santa Cruz Cultural Council. Hundreds of children attended the one-day festival to work alongside artists in many different arts areas. This ten-month commitment also reflected my work as a dedicated art educator and representative of the academic community at San Jose State.

Project Coordinator
Arts Express, Office of Cultural Affairs
San Jose, CA
1994

Conducted a survey of art disciples in Santa Clara County providing data for the development of a general arts curriculum. Duties included hiring staff to conduct interviews with artists in music, dance, drama and visual arts.

Summary

Recent Teaching Experience

Lecturer, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Art Education 1990-current
Art workshop, ArtHouse, Pacific Grove 2003
Fulbright Exchange, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt 2000
Fine Arts Judge, County Fair, Santa Cruz 2000,02
Fine Arts Judge, County Fair San Benito County 2000
Guest artist/instructor CSU Summer School for the Arts, Fresno, CA 1999
BCAP Literacy and Arts Series Presenter, Salinas, CA 1999
BCAP Arts and Literacy planning Committee 1999
Student Teacher Supervisor, San Jose State University, San Jose 1995-97
Artist in Residence, Spectra, Artistically Talented program, 1990-98
Instructor, University of California Santa Cruz Extension Program 1993-98
Instructor, University of California, San Diego, Extension Program 1993-94
Artist in Residence , Bayside Children's College, Santa Cruz 1995
Art Specialist , Triton Museum, ArtReach Program, Santa Clara 1993-94
Artist in Residence, Neary Lagoon Housing Coop, Santa Cruz 1994
In Service Teacher, Popper Kieser School, Santa Cruz 1994

Sample Special Projects, Design and Coordination

CAEA Conference, November 3003, Master Workshop Coordinator,
San Jose 2003
Cultural Initiative, Silicon Valley, Task force Member 2001-current
California Arts Project BCAP Invitational Institute 1998
California Teaching Credential Review Committee Member 1997-current
Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Open Studio committee Aptos, CA 1988-1991
Savannah School of Art and Design, GA Teachers Institute, 1997
Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Workshop Coordinator
Young At Art, Children's Art Festival, Santa Cruz 1990-98
CAEA Conference, November 1995, Workshop Coordinator, San Jose 1995
Selection Committee, Leapartners Program, San Jose State University, 1992
Visual Arts Program Consultant, Santa Clara Office of Education, San Jose 1990

Grants

  • 2003 - ARTPATH program, California Arts Council and the City of San Jose
  • California Arts Council $49,000 multi-residency grant for 2000/2001 and the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs ARTPATH grant of $58,0000 with $26,000 additional funding to expand new afterschool pilot program which began in the Fall of 1999.
  • 1999 Fulbright grant team recipient to work with Egyptian art educators in Cairo to develop museum curriculum for children.
  • 1997, 2000 Lottery grant recipient to travel to Egypt and research painting as part of a curriculum development project.
  • City of Santa Cruz Art Commission
    Grant funded an after school art program in local housing development working with children ages 5 to 12

Professional Exhibits

2004 Pajaro Valley Arts Council and Galley,
        Main Street Realty, Soquel Ca, solo show
        Day of the Dead in Santa Cruz, Michael Angelo Gallery, co-curator
        Art House, Pacific Grove
2003-1999 Spring Forward, art donation, Santa Cruz
2003-1988 Hearts for the Arts,art donation, Santa Cruz
2002 Mulberry Gallery, Aptos
2001 Open Studio Tour, Santa Cruz
2001 Mulberry Gallery, Aptos
2001 Pajaro Valley Art Center, Dia de los Muertos,Watsonville
2001 Marty's Magic Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
        Pajaro Valley Art Center, Dia De Los Muertos,Watsonville

1999 Group Show Hallcrest Vineyard, Felton ,CA
1997 Save our Shores, 1/4 mile mural project, Santa Cruz
1996-97 J.P. Coonely Gallery, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto
1993-97 Artisans Gallery, Santa Cruz
1997 Open Studio Tour , Santa Cruz County
1995 Open Studio Tour , Santa Cruz County
1991 Solo show Santa Cruz County Government Bldg., Santa Cruz
1991 Solo show Farley's, San Francisco
1991 Solo Show, Riva ,Santa Cruz
1991 Group show Santa Cruz Art League
1990 Open Studio Tour, Santa Cruz County
1990 Group show Dancing Man Gallery, Santa Cruz
1990 Group show India Joe's, Santa Cruz
1990 Solo show, ERT, Scotts Valley
1990-92 Susun Gallery, Capitola
1990 Solo show, Santa Cruz Art League
1988 Open Studio Tour, Santa Cruz County

Guest Lecturer

Guest speaker Art I Fall 1999,2003,2004
Guest speaker Art 276 Spring 2000
Guest speaker CA 150 Spring 2000
Representative for College of Art and Humanities new student orientation Spring 1999-2000

University and Community Committee Work

  • Scholarship Committee, Chairperson, School of Art and Design
  • Committee member since 1996
  • Chair of Scholarship committee 2001-2002
  • Representative to College for Art Education 1999-2000
    Special Teacher Education Workshop
  • Served on both advisory panels and conducted in-service training for local schools and school districts through BCAP. 1999-current
  • Pilot projects in affiliation with Museum of Children's Art of Oakland and the Extended Learning Project from the Office of Cultural Affairs. 2000-01
  • Panel member California Teaching Commission,
    Art Education Certification 1998-current
  • Panel Member California Summer School for the Arts, Long Beach 1999-2000
  • Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Young At Art, steering committee 1990-1999
    Faculty Mentor 1993-current

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