Visual Art Teacher resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Creative Art Teacher possessing in-depth knowledge of various art theories and principles. Engaging and energetic professional certified in Art Education and licensed in New York. Polished in integrating art history, art appreciation and art criticism into all lesson plans and collaborating with classroom teachers to incorporate learning through art. Committed to designing lessons to accommodate broad range of learning styles and encouraging students to reach fullest potential.

  • Group and individual instruction
  • Progress reporting and instruction
  • Ceramic sculpture
  • Oil painting
  • Art history
  • Contemporary art
  • Visual arts instruction
  • Acrylic painting
  • Mixed media
  • Fine art
  • Portfolio creation expert
  • [Genre] understanding
  • [Type of art] knowledge
  • Color theory master
  • Digital art knowledge
  • Multicultural art master
  • Good Telephone Etiquett
  • Fine Arts/Art History education
Work History
09/2007 to 06/2012 Visual Art Teacher New Haven Residential Treatment Center | UT, State,
  • Researched best practices for arts integration and visual arts trends and applied new techniques to lesson plan material.
  • Curated ongoing art displays in the schools gallery as well as Fall and Spring Art shows that included all grade from K-8 students.
  • Taught students to identify key elements of style, intent and emotion when experiencing art.
  • I am a certified International Baccalaureate K-8 Teacher.
  • Inspired students and assisted in developing creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media.
  • Supported efficient school operations with assistance for non-classroom activities such as lunchtimes and bus lines.
  • Worked collaboratively with school administrators to implement intellectually challenging visual arts program that provided creative outlet for students.
  • Worked with struggling students to offer additional help with classroom and hands-on learning.
  • Guided students through process of artistic self-discovery, helping each evaluate and develop personal talents.
  • Lectured students on art history and current techniques in disciplines such as Drawing, painting and sculpture.
09/2001 to 06/2007 Visual Arts Instructor City Of Boise | Boise, ID,
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support.
  • Developed lesson plans surrounding various types of art, history and culture.
  • PlanNed, and curated in-school and external student exhibitions.
  • Modeled interpersonal relationships with staff members, students and administrators and strived to enhance student learning and well being.
  • Planned ongoing in-school and external student exhibitions.
  • Assisted students in coming up with and executing detailed final projects for exhibition.
  • Created and delivered lessons through distance, virtual and face-to-face learning and fulfilled requirements of district's curriculum program.
  • Prepared and gathered materials for detailed lesson plans.
  • Maintained daily student records and evaluated student progress.
09/1999 to 05/2001 Assistant to Sculpture Department Professor West Virginia University | City, STATE,
  • Coached students completing research projects, tutored in difficult topics and offered assistance with career and educational choices.
  • Assisted in delivering studio instruction to undergraduate students on wood, metal and metal forging sculpture techniques
  • Assisted in grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Educated students on advanced aspects of various mediums in sculpture to help each prepare for a career in discipline.
01/2000 to 05/2000 Adjunct Instructor Sculpture International School Of Art And Design | City, STATE,
  • Improved student performance by defining clear goals and communicating performance metrics.
  • Created and implemented course agendas, lesson plans and activities to successfully meet course objectives.
  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Transitioned course material and applied technological options for online and course-related software for Adobe Photoshop.
  • Used lectures, discussions and demonstrations to increase learning and classroom success.
  • Organized, prepared and revised Sculpture course material and applied technological options for online and course-related software.
  • Consistently communicated with students to acknowledge and reward positive strides and discuss areas of improvement.
  • Improved student understanding by efficiently managing teaching materials and answering students' discussion inquiries.
  • Examined and graded assignments and assessments to report grades to appropriate personnel.
  • Participated in school retention initiatives by providing regular, accurate and timely feedback to students and school concerning academics, behavior and attendance.
  • Attended meetings and workshops to refine and enhance instructional skills.
  • Used technological equipment to enhance process of students' learning.
  • Created unique, student-centered lesson plans and assignments for each class to promote maximum learning and knowledge retention.
Expected in 05/2005 Master of Arts | Art Education Columbia University in The City of New York, New York, NY GPA:
Expected in 05/2001 Bachelor of Arts | Sculpture West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV GPA:
Expected in 05/1999 Associate of Arts | Fine Art Edison Community College, Fort Myers, FL, GPA:

Sanibel Captiva Art League, Board member.

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School Attended

  • Columbia University in The City of New York
  • West Virginia University
  • Edison Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Visual Art Teacher
  • Visual Arts Instructor
  • Assistant to Sculpture Department Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor Sculpture


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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