Teaching Resume

Paula M. Brett


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


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


• 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


• 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