Visual Concepts is an introductory course in visual literacy for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual arts including the concepts of unity, emphasis, balance, scale, rhythm, line, texture, space, shape, motion, value and color. Design thinking principles will be integrated within an iterative, ideational drawing approach. Students will become acquainted with these fundamental visual concepts through the use of both manual materials and digital tools.
NM Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM.
2018 – 2019
I worked as the Public Program Coordinator at SITE Santa Fe – a non-profit contemporary arts organization. I managed staff, organized events, developed public and school programs to service the museum and surrounding communities.
- Designed an art program for Youth Development Program (YDP) for incarcerated youth. Casa Tomada exhibition with weaving projects based on featured artists Eric-Paul Riege & Melissa Cody
- School tour art programs for middle and high school based on artist Dario Robleto “Cut Paper Flowers” exhibition.
- Artist Curtis Talwst Santiago works with students from the New Mexico School for the Arts to create miniature dioramas.
- During the run of the Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera exhibition many of our public programming and student programming centered around bring contemporary musicion in with work one-on-one with local students. Tatsuya Nakatani performed a workshop with Students from New Mexico School for the Deaf.
Santa Fe, NM.
Digital Film Making Resources
For two weeks during the Summer the Center for Professional Education of Teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University host Literacy Unbound – to reimagine literacy through performance. The 2020 institute had to adapt to remote learning which meant that instead of a live theatric performance participants created short films. I worked with the facilitator and players (both teachers and students from around the world) to help them create a remote, film interpretation of Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection, The Interpreter of Maladies.
New York, NY.
I worked at the American Museum of Natural History as a Digital Media Educator. During my time at the museum I taught classes in paleontology, astronomy, archaeology, and anthropology. One such class was called What Happened to the Neanderthals? in which students learned about neanderthals and ancient humans to hypothesize as to what might have happened to them. My job was to help them modify a video game to create a digital diorama.
New York, NY.
2014 – 2015
After graduate school I spent a year as a Teaching Artist in the Bronx as an after school Maker Instructor through the Dreamyard Project.