I began working part-time as an arts educator in 2004 at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. From there I went on to teach at other galleries, community centres, retirement homes, elementary schools. I have enjoyed extensive personal growth and joy within my role as an arts educator. My role as a post-secondary arts educator began at Durham College in 2011 and continues to this day.

Contract Faculty/Art Instructor 2004 - Present

 

Various institutions and grade levels including Durham College, OSCC 55+, Carriage House, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Chartwell Retirement Home, and Visual Art Centre Clarington.

  

Post-Secondary Education subject matter (2011 - Present)

DESIGN STUDIO, Graphic Design 

PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION, Graphic Design 

DRAWING FOR DESIGN, Graphic Design 

FIELD PLACEMENT SEMINAR, Graphic Design 

PREPRODUCTION CONCEPT ART/STORYBOARDING, Video Production

TRADITIONAL ART TECHNIQUES I, Games Development 

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION – SERVICE LEARNING I, Fine Art 

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION – SERVICE LEARNING II, Fine Art PAINTING II, Fine Art 

CONCEPTUAL PROCESS I, Fine Art 

STUDIO PRACTICE I (2D ART & DESIGN), Fine Art 

STUDIO PRACTICE II (3D ART & DESIGN), Fine Art 

DRAWING IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA, Fine Art 

ARTIST BOOKS AND OTHER NARRATIVES, Fine Art 

 

General Interest subject matter classes (2004 - Present)

Basic Drawing, Drawing For Portfolio Development, Working with Ink, Life Drawing, Portraiture, Acrylic Painting, Plein Air Drawing, Abstract Expression, Comics, Character development, Building a Narrative, Art Day Camps involving various 2D and 3D activities.

 

Program Development and Instruction funded by OAC Grants (2012 - 2013)

Grant Funded Projects through the DDSB at Waverly Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School.

Community Collaborative Partnership and Project Building (2015 - Present) 

Working with the community outside of arts education duties within the classroom setting at Durham College. Serving as Liaison, building partnerships for future creative community projects in partnership with Durham College. Community partners include: Child Youth and Family Program Lakeridge Health, Gallery 67, Oshawa Senior Citizen Centres, The LivingRoom Community Art Studio, Oshawa Museum, City Hall Oshawa.