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EDUCATION :
Tyler School of Art
Elkins Park, PA
BFA  January  1999
MFA  May  2001
Major:  Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Thesis Research: conducted and documented interview with accomplished digital sculptor, Michael Rees,  who uses CAD-CAM.  

 

Bradley Academy of Art

York, PA                                                                        Summer Session 1992
Received Academic Scholarship
Summer Workshop in Fashion and Interior Design

 

EXPERIENCE :
Moore College of Art and Design/ Instructor
Philadelphia, PA
Spring Semester 2001
Introductory Metals Techniques                              Created syllabus; taught metals techniques including die-forming, cold construction, wax carving, and casting.

 

 

Tyler School of Art/ Graduate Teaching Assistant

Elkins Park, PA
Spring Semester 2001
Senior Metals and Plastics
Created syllabus;  in charge of Senior Gallery Exhibition;  Assisted students in photographing of their work for slide production,
and completion of their portfolio.  Applications applied to metals, plastics and computer-aided design.

 

Tyler School of Art/ Graduate Teaching Assistant

Elkins Park, PA
Fall Semester 2000
Freshman 3D Foundation Design
Created syllabus and solely taught Freshman level Foundation Design.  Instructed students and assisted in the creation and
understanding of three-dimensional objects in space.  Materials used include metals, plastics, and wood. 

Tyler School of Art/ Instructor

Elkins Park, PA
Fall Semester 2000
Computer Aided Design
Created syllabus and solely taught 3D Computer Aided Design for the Tyler Weekend Workshop .
 

Tyler School of Art/ Teacher’s Assistant

Fall Semester 1997 - Spring Semester 1998  -Fall Semester 1998  -Spring Semester 1999 -Fall Semester 1999  -Spring Semester 2000
Metals/ Jewelry/ CAD-CAM
Assisted in demonstration of skills to sophomore and junior level students. 

Sterling Testing/Administrative Assistant

Philadelphia, PA
Summer 1999
Clerical work-consisting of use of the computer for professional office purposes.
 

Artist’s Assistant/ Robert Farrell

Philadelphia, PA~   November 2000/ November 1998/ November 1997
Baltimore, MD~  February 1999/  February 1998
Assisted the artist in selling of work at Philadelphia and Baltimore Annual ACC Craft Shows.
 

Tyler School of Art/ Instructor

Elkins Park, PA
Spring Semester 1999/  Fall Semester 1998
Jewelry making
For each semester designed syllabus and taught introductory jewelry making workshop.
 

 

Abington Art Center/  Instructor
Abington, PA
Summer Semester 1998
Jewelry making
Created projects to aid  in the learning of craft and jewelry making- for children and adults.  Also assisted in teaching technical information
to adults.
 

 

Artist’s Assistant/  Lynda Thorp
Germantown, PA
December 1996- August 1997
Assisted craft artist with production of work for sale in galleries.  Specialized in soldering and basic stone-setting.
 

 

CATS (Craft Association of Tyler Students) Annual Craft Show
Elkins Park, PA
December 1996
Designed and fabricated jewelry for sale in the Annual Craft Show.

 

EXHIBITIONS:
Telesculpture 2000
October 2000
Arizona State University
http://prism.asu.edu/prism/telesculpt/

 

I/O EXPLORATIONS
Computer Generated Jewelry
March 13-April 9, 2000
Cedar Crest College     Allentown, PA
 

 

Telesculpture ’99
October 1999
Arizona State University
http://prism.asu.edu/prism/telesculpt/
 

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Exhibition

November 1999
Tyler School of Art

Tyler Alumni Exhibition

October 1999
Tyler School of Art

BFA Display Show

April 1998
Tyler School of Art

BFA Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Exhibition

April 1998
Tyler School of Art
 
Tyler Juried Student Exhibition
Spring 1998
Spring 1999
Tyler School of Art

 

AWARDS and APPOINTMENTS:
 

Teaching Assistantship

Fall 2000-Spring 2001
Received Assistantship to attend Tyler Graduate program.  Duties include creating syllabus for and teaching classes.
 

 

Future Faculty Fellowship
Fall 1999-Spring 2000/  Summer 2000
Received Fellowship Grant to attend Tyler Graduate Program in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM.
 

 

TUGSA (Temple University Graduate Student Association)
Fall 1999/  Spring 2000
Acted as steward fro TUGSA on Main Campus to Tyler Campus.  Attended lectures and meetings on issues concerning graduate students.
Presented speech at rally for student health insurance.  Contributed to monthly newsletter.
 

 

Graduate Representative
Fall 1999/  Spring 2000
Appointed to represent the concerns of the Crafts Department to the Graduate Committee of Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
 

 

Dean’s List
Fall 2000/ Spring 1999/ Fall 1998/ Spring 1998
 

 

National Honor Key Award
Fall 1998

 

SKILLS:
Digital production of interview (for Thesis Research) for CD-Rom output required knowledge and use of film-editing equipment , presentation software (PowerPoint), use of Macromedia Flash.

3D modeling software: Rhino.

Experience with Nugraf, Magics, Microsoft PowerPoint, Macromedia Flash, Digital Video Creation and Editing, FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, digital image creation and manipulation, slide scanning, image scanning; word processing.  

Traditional metals skills include casting (investing, wax modeling, etc.),  hydraulic press for die-forming metal, stone setting, soldering;  experience with electroforming and photo-etching, rubber mold-making, anodizing, forging, sinking and raising, heat forming and vacuum forming of plastics, cold construction.

Lived and traveled in Europe for five years.  Intermediate Spanish speaking skills.

 

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