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Kimberlie Tatalick

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•As a teacher, I challenge students to develop creative problem solving skills so that they may continue to grow as contemporary artists. I challenge myself to present information correctly and thoroughly.

•As a student, I strive to find relationships between my work, my life and contemporary society. Close interaction with faculty and peers paired with research are my vehicles.

•As a metalsmith, I feel that I am committed to advance and validate my field through my research, teaching and work as a contemporary craftsperson.


Lake Catholic High School, 36056 Reynolds Road, Mentor, OH 44060. Graduated June, 1990 with Diploma.

Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Graduated August 1994 with BS in Art Education (certified K-12), BFA Metalsmithing.

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Beech and Penrose Avenues, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Will graduate in August 1996. MFA Metals\Jewelry\CAD-CAM.

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Miami University Visual Arts Club: Member 1990-1993. President 1992-1993. This group was the "student council" for the visual arts. The officers annually organized two jurried exhibitions with cash prizes, an art trip to Chicago and several professional practices workshops.

Miami University Art Museum Student Volunteers: Member 1990-1993. President 1992-1993. This group was organized to act as a liaison between the student body and the art museum. By making students active members of the museum as well as creating professional opportunities improved student participation was achieved at all levels.

National Arts Education Association (NAEA) Miami University Student Chapter, 1992-93 member.

Cleveland Museum of Art Young Friends Association, 1993-94 member. Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) 1992-93 member. Student coordinator for SNAG '93 conference.

Crafts Department Student Representative to the Graduate Committee: 1995-1996. This is a voting position that allows for direct student participation in the policies that govern graduate education at Temple University.

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APRIL 30, 1996 - Demonstration of Teaching and Learning Technology at Temple University Learning Center


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Bench Skills: Fabricating - bending and scoring, soldering, cold joining, inlay, married metals, hydraulic die forming, blanking, epoxy steel molds, photo etching, roll printing; Color in metal - anodizing, enameling, cast epoxies acrylics and other plastics; Casting - centrifugal, vacuum and gravity, carving, spruing, investing, burnout, mass finishing, yellow rubber molds; Smithing - raising, stretching, planishing, hot and cold forging large scale soldering, metal spinning; Machine tool processes - CNC mill, Bridgeport mill, lathe, jigging, tap and die.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Publisher, Power Point, HiJack Pro, Corel Draw, Netscape, HTML programming, X Cad, Autovision (ACr13), Surfcam. Internet and Web user.

Candle Holder, Silver, 1994   

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JANUARY 1996-MAY 1996 - Part time faculty Temple University: Responsible for developing and teaching an undergraduate metals class revolving around the process of casting.

AUGUST 1995-DECEMBER 1995 - Part time faculty Temple University: Responsible for developing and teaching an undergraduate metals class revolving around the color and metal processes.

AUGUST 1995-DECEMBER 1995 - Graduate Teaching Assistant: Aided Full time faculty during the studio portion of their class

JANUARY 1995-MAY 1995 - Studio Technical Assistant: Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the Tyler metals Studio. Including organization of daily, weekly and semesterly studio clean-up teams.

AUGUST 1994-MAY 1995 - Weekend Art Workshop Instructor: Created and taught an eleven week metals class for non-matriculated students of all ages.

MAY 1994-AUGUST 1994 - Wal-mart Cashier: Responsible for ringing customers, keeping accurate drawer and straightening the store.

MARCH 1994- MAY 1994 - High school art teacher: Responsible for planning and teaching IEP and AP art class , Art I and Art II. Team taught Introduction to the Arts, Ceramics and Wearable Arts.

JANUARY 1994-MARCH 1994 - Elementary art teacher: Responsible for creating and teaching all lessons for 700 first through sixth grade students.

MAY 1993-AUGUST 1993 - Assistant to Curator of Education at Miami University Art Museum: Responsible for teaching Headstart Discovery lessons and managing museum gift shop.

JANUARY 1993-MAY 1993 - Saturday Art Teacher: Responsible for organizing, budgeting and teaching a ten week class designed to introduce 20 non-matriculated art students to ornamental arts.

MAY 1992 - AUGUST 1992 - Clerk: Located and compiled research and data for chemists.

OCTOBER 1988-AUGUST 1992 - Clerk: Patron service, reference cataloging, assisting with children's programs and producing displays for various areas of the library.


August 1996            "Thesis Exhibition" Crafts Department of Temple University,

December 1995      "Student Exhibition" Crafts Department of Temple University,

March 1994            "North American Jurried Student Exhibition " Contemporary Crafts
                                  Gallery, 3934 S.W.Corbett Avenue, Portland OR 97201.

Feburary 1994         "Flatware Intown" invitational exhibition,The Intown Club,
                                   1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44112.

May 1993               "28 Disciples and 3 Christs". BFA Exhibition,
                                  Miami University Art Building, Lower Gallery.

October 1992          "Untitled II" jurried exhibition.
                                   Miami University Art Building Gallery.

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