After 10+ years working in art education and administration, I am now at a crossroads of art, education and community. I aim to bridge these concepts through creating adult and family visual arts programming, curating exhibitions, and organizing panels and workshops.
I've always had a passion for the visual arts. Having taken art lessons as a child and teen, I continued my studies at New York University's Steinhardt's School of Education where I received a BS in Studio Art, my focus on art history, painting and mixed media. After taking some time off to travel I returned to graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design where I earned my MAT in Art & Design Education. I taught visual art in elementary schools for the next 5 years in public and charter school settings before taking on an administrative role as production manager at a batik studio in Brooklyn. Finding a new connection with administrative work and a desire to return to education I transitioned into the roles of assistant director and art education coordinator at an expanding non-profit nursery and elementary school in the East Village. I am now working as a freelance educational consultant organizing family and adult art programming, curating exhibitions, leading professional development workshops and sitting as Vice President of the board of the University Council for Art Education, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for art education and educators. This winding career path has left me with a mix of administrative, managerial, instructional and studio skills that I aim to share with the community in exploration of their creativity in the visual arts.
Learn more about my personal art work, art education experience and role in the UCAE below:
Art Education: www.artexplorium.blogspot.com
University Council for Art Education: www.ucae.org
Photos from Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France