“Local teaching artists boost arts education” – Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/9/12
Assistant Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (2006 – 2009, 2011 – 2012)
Design Fundamentals I (2 –D Design)
- Art fundamentals with an emphasis on design elements: point, line, shape, plane, space, and color.
Design Fundamentals II (3–D Design)
- Basic sculptural principles including line, mass, volume and form. Studio projects in wire frame, cardboard, cast and carved plaster and inflatable works.
Beg. and Adv. Intaglio Printmaking
- Etching, dry point, aquatint, and other techniques related to metal plate printmaking.
Introduction to Sculpture
- Introduction to techniques and concepts in contemporary sculpture. Extensive use of woodshop, found objects and hand/power tools in the creation of functional and sculptural works.
Additionally, within the Entertainment Engineering and Design department, I assisted in the instruction for Material Science and Fabrication Techniques, emphasizing design for the entertainment industry through a series of projects encouraging clean and considered work within specific dimensional tolerances.
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA (2008)
I was invited to teach one of five concurrent workshops exploring different aspects of creating art in glass. My course, The glass sandwich, dealt specifically with the potential of glass when combined with other sculptural materials. From the course description…
“When glass is enveloping, exchanged for, rested upon, or pierced, sculptural ideas are born. Students will learn the basics of hot-glass casting, off-hand sculpting, coldworking, and hybrid processes. Glass will be used as an anchor in setting up experimental moments made possible by its unique visual and conceptual properties. We will flirt with distinctions between opacity and translucency, density and spaciousness, matter and ghost. Bring questions, curiosity, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. No glass experience needed; an art practice or appreciation will be of value.”
In addition to teaching at Pilchuck, I received the George and Dorothy Saxe Award (2011), have worked as an Artist Assistant (Nancy Davidson, 2010), as Program Assistant and Emerging Artist-in-Residence Coordinator (2009), as a Teaching Assistant (CUD, 2005) and as a scholarship student (2001).
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (2005)
Instructor for Collaborative Art Practices (INDA 281) in the Interdisciplinary department. This was a studio class focusing on public artwork, collaboration between groups of artists and instances of collaboration between the arts and industry.
The Glass Furnace (Cam Ocağı), Istanbul, Turkey (2004)
Co-taught (with Jonathan Tepperman) a two week workshop introducing techniques for creating sculpture from glass combined with various materials.
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI (2003 – 2004)
Glass Section Head, Instructor and Visiting Artist. Taught Beg. through Adv. Glassblowing, Cast Glass and Glass Senior Studio courses, in addition to full chairman duties.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (2001 – 2003)
Taught 3D Design(Art 182) and Intro to Molten Glassworking (Art 230). Participated in the Preparing Studio Art Faculty program.
Hastings College (1998)
Adjunct Instructor of Studio Art, 3D department head (spring semester), Taught Intro. through Adv. Glass (ART 110, 315 & 415) and advised Thesis/Exhibition (AHT 400).
Teaching assistant to:
Robbie Miller and John Drury (CUD), Pilchuck Glass School
Tom Kreager and Simone Travisano, Penland School of Crafts
Bertil Vallien, Tacoma Museum of Glass
Robert Levin, Penland School of Crafts
Bob Carlson, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Hank Murta Adams, Pratt Fine Art Center
Kelly McLain, Pratt Fine Art Center
Tom Kreager, Tokyo Glass Art Institute (Kawasaki, Japan)
Visiting Artist Lectures:
Cornish College of the Arts
Eastern Michigan University
Kansas City Art Institute
Kemper Museum of Art
Pilchuck Glass School