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2013_Lecturer, Tufts University Experimental College course Illustrating Climate Change is a one semester, one-credit studio art course for undergraduates and is accredited as distribution in both the Environmental Sciences Department of Tufts U. and also for studio art credit by the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I taught 13 students, all undergraduates whose majors ranged from Biological Sciences to Computer Engineering to Political Science to Fine Arts. We worked with 5 Faculty members making artworks drawing on their research, from Cell Regeneration to Trace Fossils. The course teaches observational drawing skills, art history of images of nature, contemporary issues of scientific visualization, and includes the use of nature materials such as broken solar panels, skulls, and live research frogs as models for original student artworks and journals. All ages, majors, and techniques levels are welcomed.
This course received a special commendation from the Tufts Dean of Undergraduates.
2009, 2010, 2011 Lecturer, Tufts University Experimental College course Nature Encounters Through Art is a one semester, one-credit studio art course for undergraduates. The course teaches observational skills, art history of images of nature, contemporary issues of scientific visualization, and includes the use of nature materials such as squid ink, skulls, and live reptiles & birds as models for original student artworks and journals. All ages, majors, and techniques levels are welcomed. The course is popular and has been selected to run each year by entirely different student review committees.
Student works 2012 can be seen online at the Tufts U. Environmental Studies Department website http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuftsenvironmentalstudies/.
COMMUNITY & ADULT ARTS TEACHING
2017-2018 Faculty, New Art Center, Newton, MA
2012-2018 Faculty, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Cambridge MA Advanced Watercolor Instruction. Courses included close focus on techniques of John Singer Sargent followed by sketching in the presence of JSSargent originals at the Art Center Center, Harvard Art Museums.
2011-2012 Faculty, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum School. Courses (8-week and seminars) offered include encounters with live owls and lessons based upon the landscape, sculptures & exhibitions at the museum.
2003-2011 Faculty, Arlington Center for the Arts. Watercolor instructor for Arlington Center for the Arts, teaching beginning and intermediate adult art students. Course descriptions, bibliographies, lesson plans, & student evaluations available. Topics in my courses in Beginning Watercolor and Advanced Watercolor include Text & Image: Henry David Thoreau, The History of Pigments, perspective, physiology & psychology of perception, and live models..
2007 Curator for Gibbs Gallery, Arlington Center for the Arts. Guest Curator for Waterwheel One: The Best of ACA Watercolor, April 30-May 11, 2007. Selected watercolors of my fourth-year advanced students based on and explaining aspects of various color wheel theories.
2007 Concord Art Association including Journaling Thoreau’s Walden Seminars Spring & Fall 2007, Winter 2008
2007 The Island Center for Arts/Skopelos, Greece, in association with Concord Art Association and the Arlington Center for the Arts, offered my travel art course as Watercolor Odyssey.
2006 Museum of Science Boston offered my Nature Encounters Through Art course with their rare collections.
1998-99. Shady Hill School. I taught over 200 hours for classrooms in grades one through 6 for Shady Hill School, Cambridge. I created special curriculum units on botany and printing for second-graders.