Professional Experience

Art Teacher and Workshop Coordinator / Instructor
Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, Colorado 2004 - Present 
Teaching workshops to children through adults - Cyanotype, Bookmaking, EncausticPinhole

Fort Collins Museum of Art 2016 Family Pinhole Photography Workshop
Picture Me and the Colorado Photographic Art Center Assisting with workshop for Internationals and Immigrant adults - Cyanotypes and Kite making
Shootapalooza Photographic Art Collective 2016, 2018 Pinhole photography; Silver leafing on photographs

Amy's House and Kairos Youth and Family Services, Loveland, Colorado 2015 Teacher of Therapeutic Art Processes for teen girls recovering from sex trafficking
Private Tutor 1995-Present Teaching, tutoring and conducting workshops with children and adults in all academic areas, specializing in Art and Photography

Arvada Center for the Arts, Colorado 2003 Pinhole Photography workshop

Working With Artists and The Denver Art League, Colorado 2002 Assistant photography teacher, working with children
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas 1985 Hand Coloring Photographs workshops

University of Missouri, Kansas City 1989 - 1991 Black and White Photography and Darkroom printing and Hand Coloring Photographs- Adjunct classes

Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri 1984 - 1987 Hand Colored Photographs - Adjunct classes

Responsibilities

  • Research, develop and write curriculum.

  • Plan, organize and present lesson materials and demonstrations for students.

  • Teach therapeutic art in conjunction with wholistic life practices.

  • Provide extra assistance to students with emotional needs and learning disabilities.

  • Work with Gallery Director to plan and develop new workshop ideas.

  • Present lectures on artists, Art History and demonstrate specific art forms.

  • Teach students and facilitate exploration in art and photography based mediums.

  • Assist and cooperate with other workshop instructors.

  • Gather and maintain inventory of supplies for class, set up and tear down.

Business Owner / Photographer

Responsibilities

  • Create schedules and make travel arrangements for photo shoots

  • Create and maintain legal paperwork for the business

  • Develop customer relations, customer service care

  • Create media for pricing and advertising

  • Photograph and edit images for clients

  • Communicate, consult and problem solve with customers

  • Edit photographs using Adobe Photo Suite including Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Bridge

  • Provide a quality product that meets the customers expectations

    Artist Administrative Assistant
    The Photo Touch and Dan Sawusch Fine Art Photography, Loveland, Colorado - 2014

    Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain schedules and make travel arrangements for artist.

  • Prepare reports, memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, and database.

  • Sort, prepare responses and distribute incoming correspondence, including phone and email.

  • Customer relations and customer service, problem solve, consult and communicate with customers.

  • Interpret administrative procedures and written communication and develop action plans.

  • Conduct inventory and help prepare for art fairs.

  • Develop plans and organize all paperwork for art fairs into spreadsheets and databases.

  • Confirm times, dates, fees and locations, as well as entry and exit plans for art fairs.

  • Liaison and followup communication between the artist and his customers.

  • Personal consultant to the artist in editing his art work.

    
    

    EDUCATION

    Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
    Bachelor of Fine Art - Photography

    REFERENCES

    Hamidah Glasgow - Director of Center for Fine Art Photography hamidah@c4fap.org 970 224-1010
    Melanie Walker - Professor of Photography at University of Colorado at Boulder melanie.Walker@colorado.edu