I have taught classes for the past 31 years in the following mediums: watercolor, drawing, acrylic painting, oil painting, pastel, glass mosaic, polymer clay and mixed media. I am skilled in teaching all age groups from children and adolescents to adults. Subjects have included: introduction to art, intermediate painting and drawing, advanced painting and drawing, figure drawing, figure sculpture, animal drawing, still life, perspective, composition, color, glass mosaic, art literacy, landscape in watercolor, pastel and acrylic and polymer clay. My teaching experiences include: private classes, group classes through the Royal Oak Recreation Department, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, the Detroit Jewish Federation, guest teacher at various secondary schools, teaching high school art, camp art programs, artist in residence programs and numerous classes through the community.
From 2008-2012, I taught classes to teachers focusing on incorporating creativity into the classroom through the NIRIM program sponsored by the Detroit Jewish Federation. I am a consultant with schools and teachers on incorporating creativity in the curriculum. I have been teaching and directing creative art projects and community events since 2002 including; artist in Residence at AISH Sunday School, art consultant for the JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest, teaching ” Moreh Moreim” Day of Learning for Detroit Jewish Federation, lecturing “Hiddur Mitzvah: Creating Jewish Art”,
I codeveloped a Family Service at Congregation Beth Shalom in 2002 and was responsible for running the service and creating a weekly creative group activity based upon the weekly parsha. Since that time, I have consistently been involved in Sunday School and Jewish community programs throughout the Detroit community.
Teaching high school art at Frankel Jewish Academy since 2004, my students consistently win local and national awards (RAVSAK Jewish art contest, Jewish Federation Passover art contest, Scholastic, Congressional, Young@ Art and more). Initiating Jewish themed student art cards and a yearly Passover art contest, my students create real products for Jewish life. My psychology background has served me well in the classroom setting. I have developed a number of different techniques for motivating students to reach their potential. High standards for quality in my classroom are achieved in part due to good rapport with my students and clear and concise instruction. I enjoy teaching and my students enjoy participating in my classes and projects.