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Ellen S.

Education

UW Madison,
B.F.A. in Fine Arts

University of Iowa,
M.A. in Fine Arts

Univesrity of Iowa,
M.F.A. in Fine Arts

Childcare Experience

Professional Experience

Teaching Artist
Brooklyn, New York, 08/16 - Present

Teaching Artist
Brooklyn, New York, 02/18 - Present

Adjunct Professor, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx, NY, 01/15 - Present

Education Specialist, Dia:Beacon
Beacon, NY, 08/14 - Present

Visiting Professor, UW-Madison
Madison, WI, 08/12 - 05/13

Lecturer, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, 09/09 - 05/12

Private Lessons for Kennedy Swim Academy
Iowa City, IA, 05/11 - 08/12

About me

I am an artist, educator and teaching artist with experience working with a variety of age groups. Throughout my endeavors, I have experience teaching art, art appreciation, and art history to middle-school, high-school and college age groups (ages 11-22). I have recently taught workshops for kids of all ages through the Center for Arts Education and the Sports and Arts in Schools foundation.

I have a passion for education and working with children of all ages! I have a calm, warm, yet assertive presence that provides a caring and creative environment while giving the structure to keep kids safe and attended to developmentally. My experience as a teacher allows me to give excellent help with homework as well!

I also spent several years teaching swimming lessons to children of all ages, but primarily ages 2-12. I have both a license and a car, and also love all pets.

I urge creativity, and love to find activities for kids that empower them as individuals. I believe the importance of arts education cannot be overstated, and I love to create engaging activities for kids and spend lots of time outside.


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers

I will be SmartSitting while...

When I am not working with students/kids, I am in my studio painting. I also love to go and view art, go running, watch films and cook!

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Sustaining my work as an educator and as a professional artist in the NYC area.

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

I love to share my creative skills and mentality with the children I spend time with. I love hands-on activities that keep them engaged with the world around them. I also love to swim and used to teach private swimming lessons. During the summertime I love to spend time around water, if possible! Again, I love to stay active with children.


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