Emily Z.


Maryland Institute College of Art, B.F.A Painting

New York Studio School, M.F.A. Painting

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/13 - 01/14
Two Girls, ages 7 and 5

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY 09/12 - 06/13
Girl, age 12-13; boy, age 10-11

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY 03/12 - 06/12
Boy, age 9; Girl, age 7

Private Art Teacher
New York, NY 09/08 - 02/12
Girl, age 9-12; boy, age 7-10

Sleep Away Camp Art Counselor
Eaton, NH, 06/06 - 08/06
Girls, ages 7-15

Day Camp Counselor
Mt. Kisco, NY, 06/04 - 08/04
Girls and Boys, ages 10-12

Art Teaching Assistant
Chappaqua, NY, 09/13 - 06/04
Girls and Boys, ages 5-11

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant for Drawing Marathon
New York, NY, 01/13

Green House Cleaner
New York, NY 12/11 - 03/12

Gallery Assistant/Registrar
New York, NY 09/08 - 07/09

Baltimore, MD, 07/08 - 08/08

Catering Server
Baltimore, MD, 09/07 - 06/08

About Me

I am a painter working in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I have always loved working with kids in all sorts of settings, from private art lessons to babysitting to sleep away camps. I find it extremely rewarding to help kids be creative, pursue their interests, and have fun. I would love to find a position where I can provide a family with a caring, stable environment for their children.

My experience teaching art to children, as well as my own studio practice, helps me come up with fun, inventive projects to engage kids. I have taught children in various settings where we do lessons and activities such as making books, making masks or dolls out of recycling and found materials, create dioramas based on famous paintings, and many other projects. I love helping kids find imaginative and active ways to spend their time and love participating in imaginary play, board games or impromptu sports at the park!

Aside from painting, I am passionate about reading and literature. I love to cook, and I have experience making tasty, healthy meals that both kids and adults can enjoy. I love taking advantage of all the wonderful opportunities New York City has to offer, including museums and galleries as well as theater, music, and lectures on subjects such as science and history. I love traveling, exploring, and learning new things!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Painting in my studio in Brooklyn.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A successful painter and art teacher at a university.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Arts and crafts of all kinds, reading, cooking and baking.