2. 474A 7 th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (570)-856-1857 [email_address] I wish to obtain a position teaching art at a school where I may use my artistic knowledge and teaching skills to become a member of a successful and creative team of educators. The Pennsylvania State University , University Park, PA 2002-2006 The Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY 2009 - present BoCoCa Cooperative Preschool 08/2010 - present Founding Head Teacher Brooklyn, NY I am responsible for planning and implementing all classroom activities at this small cooperative preschool. I develop age-appropriate lessons that promote the physical, social, emotion and intellectual growth of my students. I communicate extensively with parents and provide frequent progress reports. Student Teacher 02/2011 – present Lower Manhattan Community Middle School New York, NY I observe as well as teach seventh and eighth grade art classes. Current projects include oil pastel, portraiture, wire sculpture and figure drawing. Bachelors of Sciences: Art Education for Museums Bachelors of Arts: Studio Art: Drawing and Painting Masters of Sciences: Art and Design Education Intended completion: 12/11 BLAIR LAMBERT Art Educator Objective Education Experience
3. Creative Arts Summer Day Camp 05/2009 - present Visual Arts Instructor Brooklyn, NY I teach all daily art lessons to approximately fifty students over the summer months aged five through fifteen. Topics range from sculpture, art history, drawing, sewing and performance art. The Intrepid Museum 12/2007 – 09/2008 Museum Educator New York, NY Working under a grant from the department of education, I designed and delivered programming to students in New York City public schools in all five boroughs. I developed educational materials for school age, adult and senior programs. CPR and First Aide Certified Carpentry and woodworking skills I worked to build sets for several university theater productions Ceramics Knowledge – throwing and hand building I worked as a technician in the Penn State Ceramics Studio Advanced sewing skills I ran a small business designing and producing fabric handbags and accessories from my home. Citibabes 09/2009 – 06/2010 Preschool Art Instructor New York, New York I lead weekly art classes for preschoolers aged 2-4 years as well as planned group art activities during events at this family lifestyle club in SoHo. Oasis Summer Day Camp 05/2007 – 08/2007 Visual Arts Instructor Bayside, NY I taught all visual art activities to campers aged 5-14. Lessons were designed to be educational as well as fun and age appropriate. Classes covered a variety of artistic mediums and topics Skills References available upon request
6. Saturday Art School The Pratt Institute Ages 5- 6 Neighborhood Architecture: clay relief sculpture As a result of this lesson students gained a deeper understanding of the forms used in architectural design as well as the properties of clay as an artistic medium. In order to begin the discussion of architectural design, students identified the basic shapes seen in local facades and discussed these elements with the class. After experimenting with clay and observing a demonstration of low relief sculpture, the students sketched building facades of their own design. Finally each student used their sketches to create a low relief sculpture of a building façade out of clay. Saturday Art School The Pratt Institute Ages 5- 6 Abstract Compositions using watercolor techniques Through this lesson students gained a basic understanding of abstract art by critically discussing the art work of Kandinsky and other abstract painters. As well as identifying line, shape and color in abstract work, students explored the properties of watercolor painting through experimentation. Students then used the shapes and lines in found materials to create an abstract work using watercolor painting methods.
7. Saturday Art School The Pratt Institute Ages 5- 6 Monster Printing: focus on texture In this project students gained experience with basic printmaking techniques and developed ways to effectively create textural effects with line. After describing the textures illustrated in the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” students worked to illustrate textures using line and shape. Students then created a monster of their own design, paying particular attention to describing texture. Students then used their drawings to create plates with which to print their monsters. At the conclusion of the class students discussed their work and the work of their classmates utilizing vocabulary reviewed earlier.
8. Creative Arts Summer Day Camp Ages 7-14 Design a train – personalizing the subway In this lesson students drew inspiration from examples of classic urban graffiti to create subway train cars that visually expressed something about themselves. After discussing the use of line, color and symbol in several examples of graffiti art students watched a demonstration of oil pastel techniques and then experimented on their own. First by sketching, then using oil pastels, each student created a large scale subway car embellished with their own “graffiti” designs. The cars were connected for display during a final discussion in which students discussed their work and its intended meanings with each other.
9. Creative Arts Summer Day Camp Ages 7-14 In silhouette: self portraits through collage Taught in three one hour classes, this lesson introduced students to collage techniques and meaning making through color and pattern. After first discussing how different colors and patterns can communicate different messages to the viewer, students experimented with paper collage. Using magazines, books and textured and patterned papers, students created a collage that they felt reflect their personalities. As the collages were drying, students created cut silhouettes of each other on black paper. After layering the collages and silhouettes, each student discussed their finished work with the class, using artistic vocabulary.
10. BoCoCa Preschool Co-Op art with the very young Magic Marble Painting: art making through teamwork
11. Public Transportation Unit Color mixing and track making Making Trains: creating with imagination and observation Eyesight Unit Creating and observing with colored lenses
13. Lower Manhattan Middle School Grade 7 Grid Portraits: An exercise in looking and value By using this traditional drawing method students gained confidence in their own ability to create quality artwork. This lesson stressed the student’s ability to focus and persist, not their drawing skills. After first drawing with white pencil on black paper, students then selected oil pastels in a value range to complete their self portraits. This lesson lasted significantly longer and had more components than the students were accustomed to. Students had to persist in order overcome problems they faced throughout the project. The resulting artwork was aesthetically and technically impressive. The students were extremely proud of their work.