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Ellen S.


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

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 an adjunct professor with experience working with a variety of age groups. Throughout my academic endeavors, I have experience teaching art, art appreciation, and art history to middle-school, high-school and college age groups (ages 11-22).

I also spent several years teaching swimming lessons to children of all ages, primarily ages 2-12.

I have a passion for education and working with children of all ages! 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 that fuels my work both personally and professionally.

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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