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Subjects Taught
Visual Art I, Visual Art II

Education

EDUCATION:

 

Post University
Waterbury, CT (on-line)

Masters of Art in Education - Instructional Design and Technology

 

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 
Bachelors of Art Education - Education Licensure

 

Indiana University/Purdue University
Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN

3 1/2 years towards a Bachelors of Fine Art

 

Massey College of Design
Atlanta, Georgia

Associates Degree - Interior Design




Experience

EXPERIENCES

 

SKILLS SUMMARY:

Lifetime in the arts, working with children and adults in the arts and an association with the community.

Licensed certified K-12 visual arts educator.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Morgan County Board of Education in Wartburg, TN
Distance learning instructor - 9-12 visual

Grainger County Board of Education in Rutledge, TN
9-12 visual arts teacher

Jubilee Project, Inc. in Sneedville, TN
Ameri-Corps VISTA volunteer

Hancock County Board of Education in Sneedville, TN
K-6 visual arts teacher

Sneedville Hancock Community Partners in Sneedville, TN
Art camp director

Clinch Powell Rural Conservation and Development in Rutledge, TN
Ameri-Corps Serve Learn volunteer  

 

PROFICIENCIES:

  • Web Design
  • Grant Writing
  • Computer Applications
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Video Conferencing
  • Distance Learning

 

TECHNOLOGY:
  • Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage, Expressions Web
  • Adobe Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, FTP
  • Concept Draw, Pro, Project, Mind Map
  • Xara Xtreme – graphic editor
  • Zenlar - course design
  • Audacity - audio editing

 

ART:
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Printmaking and Photography
  • Basket Making and Weaving
  • Herbal Gardening and Cooking



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Small Business Development
  • Tennessee Art Education Association
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Education Association
  • Tennessee Education Association


Bio

At the heart of it all, I am an artist. Since my 3 1/2 years of fine arts education at Herron Art School in 1975,
I have been amazed by every form, style, material, technique and process of the art creation process.

I also love to share my knowledge, and inspire a love of art with students of all ages through basic art instruction.

I teach realism, impressionism and abstract
and my art courses are based on a variety of art styles and movements.
My own paintings are impressionist in style and my illustrations and drawings are realistic.

I teach using oil pastels, watercolor paints, acrylic paints, markers, and colored pencils.
My own paintings are created in oils and colored pencils.

I believe in learning to draw using proportions and balance
adding imagination and individual creativity as skills build.
In other words,
know the basics and build on these foundation elements and principles with your own stype.

I believe in making the picture pleasing to the eye, as well as a record of a very specific time and place.
I believe student need to record their progress
by keeping a chronological record of what they have done and what they are currently doing.

As someone who has an appreciation for art styles, movements and techniques of all disciplines,
I am strongly influenced by:

  • Vincent van Gogh has been one of the greatest influences on my art life
  • for his passion for nature and color.
  • Claude Monet has also been one of the greatest influences on my art life
    for his obsession with light and shadows.
  • Edgar Degas has influenced me
    with his unique viewpoints and use of photographs as references.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe has influenced and inspired my life
    as a strong independent woman and pioneer of the woman’s art movement.
    She has also influenced me with her love of the wonders of nature and her passion for life.
  • Pablo Picasso has influence me
    with his revolutionary concepts of cubism.
    This movement allows me to break free of many constraints
    and has influenced my understanding and use of line and shape.

Many students want to see my watercolor pencil paintings and oil paintings.
I do this only with caution because I often hesitate to show them because,
when you are learning to draw, you want to develop your own style, not copy that of another.
However, if you would like to view my watercolor pencil painting I have added a few here.
Click on the image below to go to my portfolio of watercolor pencil paintings.