Amanda Albanese

17 Birchwood Road Augusta, ME 04330| AAlbanese2727@gmail.com| Cell: 401-787-1946| Amandaalbanese.com

 


Professional Profile

I am a dedicated artist-educator who has been exploring the development of unique art educational experiences  in a variety of contexts. I have experience working with K-12, young adult, and adult learners. My work embraces an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on  social-emotional learning, intergration of technology, and collaboration.

Education

2018 Maine College of Art Master of Arts in Teaching  Portland, ME
2008-2009 Pratt Institute, Master of Fine Arts Brooklyn NY
2001-2005 Flagler College Bachelors of Arts in Pyschology Bachelors of Fine Arts St. Augustine, FL

Teaching Experience

Makers Camp with Engine, Bidderford, ME April 2018 

Through science, technology, engineering, art, and math students, aged 7-11 will learn about the curious world around them. In this week long camp, students will use the scientific method to ask questions, make observations, experiment with processes, analyse data, and communicate results when developing their artful creations.

Hall-Dale High School, Farmingdale, ME February 26- April 12, 2018

Using state and national teaching standards, I have developed and implemented appropriate curriculum and teaching methods for grades 9-12 in areas of Printmaking, Metalsmithing, Foundation art, Introduction to Photography,  Advanced Photography, and Advanced Painting and Drawing.

Riverton Elementary School Portland, ME January 2-February 16, 2018  

Applying standards-based and research-informed methods of instruction design for PK-five, I explored and developed a series of  appropriate curriculum and teaching methods for PK-five.

Portland Museum of Art in partnership with The Breakwater School, Portland ME October, 2017

Using Visual Thinking Strategies I drew upon knowledge of cross-disciplinary skills and content arts to help seventh and eighth grade students make connections, and creatively apply understanding.

 Westbrook Middle School, ELL Arts Integration Workshop Westbrook ME October 2017

During this two day workshop I worked with a teaching partner to bring a multi-sensory art experience to grade five students at Westbrook Middle School. Art making was explored through sound, taste, sight, and poetry  to stimulate goals to increase visual and verbal literacy and engage students.

 The Cedars Retirement Community, Portland ME September 2017

During this two day  project I interfaced with intergenerational dementia patients at The Cedars Retirement Community. Watercolor painting blended with music integration as means to evoke emotion, stimulate positive interactions and manage stress.

 Learning Works Nonprofit, Portland ME November 2017

In this 6 week intergenerational after school art program for students ages five through ten, I worked in tandem with a teaching partner to implement a curriculum that was carefully scaffolded to promote artistic development by promoting learner differences, innovative applications of content, and safe and engaging learning environments. The program was aimed at promoting visual literacy skills for at risk youth and ELL learners.

School One Private High School, Providence RI March 2015-June 2017

As adjunct arts faculty I was responsible for the development and implementation of arts curriculum for Foundation Art and Studio Drawing. My focus on the development of student led learning with attention the development of artistic dispositions have impacted many of my arts explorations today.

Artists’ Exchange Non Profit, Cranston, RI August 2012- June 2017

As a teaching artist I developed and implemented curriculum based arts programing in a variety of instructional contexts including basic art for adults with developmental exceptionalities, drawing and painting ages eight through ten, stop motion animation ages eleven through fourteen, summer art camps for ages five through seven,  and painting and drawing community classes for young adult and adult populations.

CityArts, Teaching Artist Providence, RI September 2011- May 2015

As a teaching artist I emphasized youth identity and development through youth centered environments that support social and emotional growth, curiosity and problem solving through sequential processes from Arts Literacy and Design Thinking models, and social justice.  

Relevant Experience

Artists' Exchange, Cranston, RI Curator, 2016

Develop, organized, and executed the inaugural group exhibition featuring a selected collection of drawing by community artists and educators.

The Edge Fitness, Cranston, RI Project Manager 2015-2016

Artist, designer, and project manager for 'Strength in Motion' a painting installation celebrating women athletes through time

Faust @ the Dean Hotel, Providence, RI Project Manager and Artist, 2013

Project initiation, materials  and concept development, time scale and budget, visual design, and installation ‘Faust: A Visual Retelling of the Classic tale by Goethe’ FAUST, The Dean Hotel.

AudioGO, North Kingstown RI Assistant Editor 2010-2012

Management of independent research projects including the assessment of digital rights for over 3,000 acquisitions, proofread copy for publication, traffic contracts, monitor payments and royalties, obtain artist rights for re use cover art and negotiation of costs, design in house cover art and management of artistic direction, monitor time scales for publication with production, design, and marketing teams.

Naval War College Museum at Naval War College, Newport RI Collections Assistant Intern, 2010

Oversee the unpacking of gifts, assign registrar numbers, photograph objects of accession, compose descriptions, digitally archive into database, and record location sites.

 Thierry Goldberg Project, New York, NY Gallery Assistant Intern 2008-2009

Responsible for monitoring prospective buyers, maintaining communication with museum and individual collectors, daily website maintenance, development of artist press kits, press releases, exhibition labels and descriptions, and coordination of events and installation of exhibitions.

Distributed Art Publishers New York, NY Marketing and Publications Intern 2008

In coordination with the Marketing Vice President preparation of over 1,000 artistic quotes were independently selected, compiled, sited, and included on individual artist page on Artbook.com.

 Courthouse Center for the Arts, West Kingstown, RI Assistant to the Artistic Director 2007

Assist with the coordination of events and installation of exhibitions, stage set up and ticket holding for events, website maintenance, design of weekly newsletters, and monitor telephone calls.

Certifications

 State of Maine, Visual Arts K-12

Skills

Proficient in Adobe Creative suite 

Familiar with Tinkercad and Dragonframe

3D printing experience

Stop Motion Animation

Large Scale Mural Design

Project Management

Curator and Exhibitions

Knowledge and experience in basic metalsmith techniques, analog and digital camera use, darkroom processes, acrylic painting, oil painting, block printing, silk screen, lithography, intaglio, encaustic, mold making,  3D printing, 3D design, digital art, stop motion animation, sewing and embroidery, street art, and spray paint artworks.

Awards

2009 Pratt Institute, Graduate of Distinction, Brooklyn NY

2006 Teacher Appreciation Award in the Creative Arts, The Groden Center, Providence RI

References

Available Upon Request