Karina E.

Education

The University of Texas at Austin, B.F.A Studio Art

Childcare Experience

Nanny
Austin, TX, 06/13 - 09/13
Two girls, age 3 & 7

Lead Fun Zone Teacher
Austin,TX, 12/12 - 08/13
Children, 18 months - 6 years

Assistant Teacher
Austin,TX, 06/12 - 08/13
Children, 18 months - 6 years

Summer Fun Teacher
Haleiwa, HI, 05/11 - 07/11
Children, ages 6-11

Education Intern
Austin, TX, 05/10 - 08/10
Children, ages 6-18

Professional Experience

Digital Production Intern
Brooklyn, NY, 10/13 - Present

Gallery Manager & Administrative Assistant
Austin, TX, 06/13 - 09/13

Hostess
Austin, TX, 07/13 - 10/13

Photography Assistant/Retoucher
Austin, TX, 9/12 - 6/13

Gallery & Studio Intern
Austin, TX, 4/12 - 4/13

About Me

Since graduating with my Bachelors of Fine Art in Studio Art, I have been finding new ways of sharing my creative skills with the children I work with. I’ve been able to help enrich children’s ability to understand art in a gallery/museum context through leading tours and activities in the positions I’ve held at The Visual Arts Center and Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX. Through my role as assistant teacher for preschoolers at St George’s Episcopal School, I created curriculum that encouraged creativity and expression and decision making. I find immense joy in helping to create an environment where children feel comfortable and enjoy expressing themselves while understanding the world through movement, art, and words. The first component was directed toward large motor skills and exploration through dance and sports. The second component involved using outdoor elements and combining sensory elements through art.

I like to make everything I do, from school pick-up to bedtime routine, into an engaging game or fun activity. When cooking, I like to introduce children to new foods by getting them involved in the process. I’m an artist and photographer and spend most of my free time working on new projects and visiting museums and galleries. I also enjoy surfing, baking, road tripping and perfecting my Spanish!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Children with special needs

I will be SmartSitting while…

Interning in a photography studio and learning all I can from museums and galleries.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

I hope to be in the beginning stages of owning my own company involving design, photography and/or book production.

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

I have an interest and ability to teach Spanish at a preschool level. I am experienced in teaching art, cooking, basic math and science activities, music, dance, swimming and potty training!