Through the use of visual demonstrations, current art and design pieces, ads/videos and movies I allow students to discover how a powerful presentation of an image or product can make a memorable visual piece. My classes are geared towards High School graduates applying for college and college students preparing their professional portfolio.
A Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Computer Animation allows me to comfortably navigate between these two unique artistic platforms. I've been teaching High School and College level Visual Arts courses for over 12 years. My classes are focused on preparing portfolio worthy pieces.
More than fifteen years of teaching experience both classroom as well as online
environment. Proficient in curriculum development in both settings. Taught Graduate and Undergraduate level.
I am a strong believer that computer software is a tool to expand on an idea and not the sole means of creating a project. I implement that concept in my classes in order for
students to understand the importance of the very basic creative materials, a blank piece of paper and a pencil. An image goes beyond cultural and language barriers when effectively put together. This is achieved by understanding the core design principles/fundamentals. Through the use of current art and design pieces, ads/videos and movies I allow students to discover how a powerful presentation of an image or product can make a memorable visual piece.
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham, NC · Adjunct Faculty
Graphic Design Foundations Department
2011 - present
Equips students with the necessary hard and soft skills to become proficient professionals in the Visual Arts field
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, Pittsburgh, PA · Adjunct Faculty
2006 - present
Develops a classroom environment that facilitates online learning, engages and retain students and helps them with the completion of degree
Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC · Adjunct Faculty
Advertising and Graphic Design Department
2014 - present
Contributes and collaborates with the overall course structure, curriculum and exam
Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton, FL · Full Time Faculty
Graphic Design/Computer Animation Foundations Department
Constructed a Fine Arts curriculum to better prepare students for the Graphic Design/
International Fine Arts College, Miami, FL · MFA in Computer Animation · 2001
The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD · BFA in General Fine Arts · 1996
Plurasight Creative - Faculty Training · Art Institute Online · 2018
Social Media · Art Institute Online · 2018
Virtual Tools · Art Institute Online · 2018
Courage to Teach · Art Institute Online · 2018
Teaching Millenials Online· Art Institute Online · 2018
Online Collaboration · Art Institute Online · 2018
Affordable Learning Solutions (OLC Innovative 2018) · Wake Technical Community College · 2018
Social Presence Online (OLC Innovative 2018) · Wake Technical Community College · 2018
Software: Photoshop · Illustrator · InDesign · Word · Excel · Blackboard · Pearson eCompanion · Brightspace
Traditional Fine Arts: Observational and Figure Drawing · Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic
Painting · Sculpture
Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish
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