I am a maker, a teacher, an author, a designer, and a life long student. Through my artwork, teaching, and career goals, I strive to blend helping others with personal growth.

 

Teaching

  • Instructor and Visiting Artist at schools, museums, and art centers

  • Math Art Workshops using artwork and hands on activities to have fun with math, includes “Polyhedra Parties” with 3D coloring books: Cubes and Things
  • Weaving and dyeing Instructor since 2003
  • Computer Jacquard weaving Instructor

  • Taught many textiles techniques including: spinning, basketry, knit, crochet, felt, embroidery, sewing, silk screening, shibori, and other resist techniques
  • Have taught people from ages 5 - 80 in a classroom setting
  • If I learn how to do a thing, I can teach it

 

Art Hand Skills

  • +20 years of weaving and dyeing experience

  • Very wide textiles skill set - regularly use: spinning, basketry, triaxial weaving, sewing, and weaving

  • Working in a variety of mediums: metal, plastic, glass, wood, and paper

  • Painting with watercolor, acrylic, and oils

 

Art Digital Skills

  • Utilize current technologies including soft circuit, integrating LEDs into artwork, and basic programing with Arduino and Processing

  • Computer Jacquard: weaving and maintaining the loom

  • Using weaving software Pointcarré, Weavemaker, and WeaveIt

  • Laser cutting

  • Stop motion videos

  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

 

Combined Skills

  • Authored Polyhedra: Eye Candy to Feed the Mind, photography, graphic design, mathematical research, and writing

  • Designed Cubes and Things, 3D coloring books

  • Ran a successful Kickstarter campaign: Polyhedra Party

 

Administrative Skills

  • Administered a $40,000 yearly, multi-line budget

  • Oversaw facilities: Weaving Studio, Print Studio, Dye Lab, and Fiber Sculpture Studio

  • Managed supplies and equipment, including repairs and maintenance

  • Worked with faculty and students on proper use of technology and equipment

  • Strong problem solver, can work on projects at the detail level and the big picture

 

Supervisory Skills

  • Hired, trained, and supervised between 6-12 student workers through each academic year

  • Mentored undergraduate and graduate students as they started work in their first-year and throughout their academic career