I am a TEACHING artist.
I have wanted to teach art as far back as I can remember, and I love what I do!I am committed to being a lifelong learner, as evident in earning my MAEd in May 2009, and also by my quest for National Board Teacher certification, which I achieved in November of 2010. I have been teaching for thirteen years.
I have taught in the public and private sector, all grade levels and I also have experience with Distance Education at ECU as a teaching assistant for ART-1910, an undergraduate level art appreciation course. I continue to create my own artwork through commissioned and commercial works.
Outside of the classroom I continue to pursue the role of educator; I have taught summer art camps in North Carolina and here in Florida for the Armory in West Palm Beach. I have also taught classes at Muzart in Hollywood as well as adult 'paint party' classes. In addition, I also tutor privately. (More info here)
I am committed to my growth as an artist as well as an educator, which I hope reflects in the quality of instruction that I deliver to my students.
Jennifer Love Gironda, NBCT/MAEd
NOTE: I used to toy with the idea of a separate teaching blog and then took it off the main menu 'cause I decided to integrate posts about my teaching in with my art ('cause I'm a TEACHING ARTIST!) Here is a link to view that ol' blog...it's not up to date but still has some fun pics and good info;
Link to Studio 'G'