Teaching Resume

Paula M. Brett

EDUCATION

Columbia College of Chicago, MFA, Interdisciplinary Art and Media, 2005
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, B.S.Ed., Art Education, 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Artist, Paula Brett LLC
• Professional Artist

Founder and Director, Szív Studios, Budapest, Hungary, 2007-2008
• Founder and Director of Szív Studios: exhibition, art instruction, and community arts space
• Managed employees, programming, administrative duties, budgets, marketing, and PR
• Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Mixed-Media instructor
• Organized exhibitions, “Idegenek Otthona, Foreigner’s Home”, and Annual Student Show

Docent Training Leader, Ludwig Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 2007-2008
• Art Appreciation Lecturer for three semesters in the Docent Training Program
• Cooperatively developed first Docent Program curriculum

Adjunct Professor, International Business School + Oxford Brookes University, Budapest, Hungary, 2007-2008
• Adjunct Faculty—Drawing, Sculpture/Ceramics, Bachelor of Arts Management Program
• Wrote initial course curriculum for Drawing and Sculpture/Ceramics
• Developed departmental budgets and advised students
• Coordinated program curriculum standards with partner Oxford Brookes University

Visiting Artist, British International School of Budapest, Hungary, 2007-2008
• Visiting Artist, created site-specific sculptural installation with elementary-middle classes
• Drawing Instructor to elementary students ages 4-10

Elementary/Middle Art Instructor, Anglo-American School of Moscow, Russia, 2005-2006
• Primary Years Program Art Teacher grades Pre-K-5 and Middle School Art Teacher
• Designed art lessons with classroom teachers to fit PYP curriculum themes
• Cultural Arts Festival Coordinator- in conjunction head chaperoned a trip to Riga, Latvia
• School Beautification and Design Committee

Art Teacher, Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Illinois, 2001-2005
• Wrote, implemented, and taught Interdisciplinary Art Program to classes throughout school including Mathematics, Literature, Foreign Languages, Social Studies and Chemistry
• Photography, Sculpture, and Art I teacher
• Mentored eight student teacher interns from DePaul, SAIC, and Columbia College Chicago
• Designed and built on-site darkroom to initiate traditional/digital Photography program
• Cross country coach, Gay-Straight Alliance Advisor
• Coordinated and chaperoned group of Advanced Placement Art students to New York City
• Taught weekly classes for Severely Autistic Students

Art Teacher, Independence Alternative School, Roswell, Georgia, 1997-2000
• Designed, wrote and taught courses including: Sculpture, Drawing/Painting, Ceramics, and Introduction to Art to grades 6-12
• Multi-Cultural Day Community Event organizer
• Initiated public sculpture installation project with local foundry
• Planned and coordinated art curriculum with visiting artists through School Arts Committee
• Edited and designed first annual Literary Arts Magazine
• Coordinator for Youth Art Month Exhibit

Art Teacher, Banneker High School, College Park, Georgia, 1995-1997
• Designed and taught Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting and implemented Photography program
• Implemented after-school arts program
• Evaluated criteria for Talented and Gifted Eligibility Team
• Served on Teacher’s Advisory Committee as a liaison between teachers and administration
• Assistant Track Coach, Cross Country Coach
• Served on School Based Planning and Management Team to develop school-wide improvement objectives
• Implemented and coordinated annual Spring Art Show Exhibit

Fulton County Council for the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, Summer 1997
• Coordinated and instructed unique summer program designed to teach job skills and work ethics to middle school teens through financial compensation for their artwork

Horizons Academies, Athens, Georgia, Summer 1995
• Created, wrote and taught original curriculum units to Chapter One elementary school students for two consecutive summers
• Implemented enrichment activities (i.e. outside classroom experiences), parent involvement, reading, writing, and the arts

Regional Evening School, Jefferson, Georgia, 1994-1995
• Designed and instructed graphic design course including layout and design, photography, fundraising, and computer literacy
• Edited and published yearbook

Athens Regional Library, Athens, Georgia, 1994-1995
• Planned and coordinated innovative promotional library programs for young adults
• Maintained and repaired audiovisual collection and equipment
• Participated with long-term library/community goal development

GRANTS / AWARDS

• Oppenheimer Grant Award Recipient 2002-“Whirligigs in the Windy City”
• Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for student work, All City Art Exhibition, Chicago Public Schools, 2003-2005
• Top Visual Arts Student, State of Georgia, 2000
• “Pay for Performance” Grant, State of Georgia, Independence High School, 2000
• Fulton County Teacher Grant Award Recipient– “The Webs We Weave–An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Internet and the Arts”, 1996
• Fulton County Teacher Grant Award Recipient—“Pinhole Photography”, 1995

CONFERENCES

• National Art Education Association Conference, 2007 New York City, Presenter- “Community Within the Art Curriculum”
• Art Chicago, 2005, 2004, 2003
• College Art Association Conference 2005, Atlanta, Georgia
• Illinois Art Education Association Conference
• International Sculpture Conference 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania