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Teaching and Program Coordination
Nassau Community College
2007: Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award
St. Johns University, Utopia Parkway, Queens, New York , 2014 - 2017 The Creative Process, Honor's course overview of the creative process in art, music, theater, dance, technology and media arts. Color Theory Two- Dimensional Design Foundation courses Creative Expression, for Fine Art and non art majors
Muthesius Academy, Fachhochschule fur Kunst> und Gestaltung,
tummy talk’ in in the 21st Century
- Academy level, Sculpture and installation course designed for
graduate and under-graduate students utilizing personal history,
memories as content for their work
Temple University, Tyler School of Art ,
Sculpture Department and the
Visiting Artist Lecture Series Coordinator
- Responsibilities consisted of maintaining studio facilities, ordering
materials, coordinating traveling student shows, and a by weekly
artist forum/lecture Series.
- Seminars and student critiques with
American Academy Fellows were integrated into the sculpture
- Traditional Stone carving - students were taught how to carve
stone using hand tools, and pneumatics
- All students completed sculptures, which were exhibited
in Rome, and Eboli , Italy, and in a traveling exhibition
- Student trips to the quarries of Carrara, and the professional stone
studios of Pietrasanta were integrated into the course by Jerelyn Hanrahan
Advanced Sculpture and Installation
- Students read weekly assignments on contemporary art
- Weekly writings, in response to reading assignments, required
- Students taught how to articulate thoughts, approaches and concepts in art.
- Monthly presentations required of each student. Presentations focused on verbal-articulation, slide and video presentations, studio critiques, the refinement of written responses, and the use of critical thought.
Long Island University
1998 –2016: C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, and Brooklyn campus, New York
Digital Design Graduate Level course in digital design, computer graphics, Media Arts Department, Brooklyn, New York
Coordinator of weekly Undergraduate, Masters of Art, and MFA
Coordinator of technological aids used in lectures.
Responsible for coordinating three exhibition
spaces featuring fine arts,
photography, and graphic design works.
Coordinated visiting artist lecture series for Fine Arts Foundation and MFA Graduate Program.
MFA Graduate Seminar
Coordinated curriculum-preparing students for a professional career in the arts, with a concentration on written responses and verbal articulation involving contemporary art issues.
-Visual documentation, catalog preparation - using printing
methods, Photo shop software, and graphic design techniques.
-Students completed the seminar by compiling their works in a
verbal and digital presentation – and presenting it in front of a live
Students explored the basic principles of
3D Design: These include..
- positive and negative space
- conceptual philosophy
- historical, contextual, and contemporary approaches to art
A series of bi weekly slide lectures presenting Contemporary Art
-supported by visiting artist presentations, museum trips,
videos, film’s, related reading assignments, and written responses.
History of Contemporary Art
Weekly lecture series focusing on 20th Century art practice ranging from 1860 to contemporary art practice. Course includes,lectures,films, visiting artists,and studio visits.
Introduction to the Arts
A historical assessment of American and European art.
The course assists students in identifying the aesthetics of art
Nassau Community College
Garden City, New York
1999 - 2017
- Designing and constructing sculptures in a variety of materials.
- Students develop knowledge of 3D vocabulary and gain the
skills necessary when approaching and planning a sculpture.
- Class involves lectures, planning and building of sculpture,
individual and group critiques, gallery/museum visits.
- All portions of the class grant students full comprehension
of the role of the artist and the creative process.
- Traditional approaches to drawing
- Exploration of line, contour, gesture, composition, gradation, scale and proportion.
- Principles of two dimensional design, composition, positive and
negative shape, balance, symmetry, asymmetry, color theory, and
- Projects educe a full understanding of 3D design
- Assignments incorporate a broad spectrum of approaches, from classical to multi – media projects
- Slide lectures and reading assignments support each genre and required project.
New York Institute of Technology
Columbus Circle, New York, & Old Westbury campus, NewYork
Introduction To The Arts
- Lecture Series ranging from Pre-Historic to
- Principles in composition, gradation, color theory, text integration
and graphic design
- Historical and contemporary references presented in context
- Studio course introduces a series of design experiments which
incorporate the physical dynamics of proportion, balance, scale,
mass, volume, and the interactive properties of positive and
- Students investigate these principles through a series of slide
lectures and studio projects involving wood, clay, casting, kinetic
and conceptual art
Drawing 1 and 2
- Introduction and weekly practice of skills required for 2D
representational drawing. Scale, proportion, gesture, contour,
shading, perspective and depth are taught through landscape,
figurative, and portraiture drawing
- Students are required to maintain an active sketchbook
with daily entries