Contact & Resumé

lauren.m.fields@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2014 The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Arts in Teaching, Cumulative GPA 3.915

2006 Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration

CERTIFICATION

PA Certification K-12 Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sept 2014 – Present 

After School Art Instructor

The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

Creative Drawing Club after school program. Developed weekly lesson plans and created art projects with students grades 2-6

Feb 2015 – Aug 2015

Art Teacher

Hardy Williams High, Mastery Charter Academy, Philadelphia PA

Full-time art teaching position. Responsible for developing the art curriculum and instructing 7th and 8th grade students. Managing classroom environments of up to 30 students.

Nov – Dec 2014

Student Teacher

Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, PA

Full time art student teaching position in a public school setting. Instructed students grades 9-12. Developed lesson plans and curriculum for Art Major I and Advanced Placement Art. Managed classroom environments of 15 to 26 students.

Sept – Nov 2014

Student Teacher

The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

Full time art student teaching position in a private school setting. Developed lesson plans and curriculum for grades K-8. Managed classroom environments of 12 to 15 students.

Nov 2014 

Workshop Presenter

PAEA Art is Natural Conference, Seven Springs, PA

Classroom Management, As Natural as Art. Presented a variety of classroom management practices from Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov, with adaptations to the art room.

Spring 2014 

Assistant Art Teacher

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday Arts Lab: Photoshop and Illustrator. Instructed students grades 6 through 8 in digital design and photo editing and manipulating.

Nov 2013 – Mar 2014 

Volunteer

The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

Assisted in the art room, worked directly with students during studio activities focusing on fundamental art concepts including drawing, painting, collage, and design.

Summer 2013

Volunteer

St. Theresa’s Vocational School, Abor, Volta Region, Ghana

Instructed fourth year high school students in Microsoft Office, Corel Photo Paint, and Adobe Photoshop. Created studio art projects with students of special populations.

Volunteer

In My Father’s House Children’s Village, Abor, Volta Region, Ghana

Developed and created studio art projects. Worked with students grade K-8. Organized and categorized the school library.

Volunteer

Abor Senior High School, Abor, Volta Region, Ghana

Instructed art lessons with high school students focusing on elements of design.

Spring 2013 

Assistant Art Teacher

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday Arts Lab. Assisted in teaching studio art to students of special populations.

Assistant Art Teacher

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Children’s Art Classes. Assisted in teaching studio art to ages 7-12.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Oct 2012 – Present

Barista and Sign Artist

Ultimo Coffee, Philadelphia, PA

Coffee expert and in house artist.

Mar – Sept 2011

Intern

The Fine Art Conservation Group, New York, NY

Conserved and restored works of art, mostly paintings on canvas.

Dec 2007 Sept 2011

Art Director

Track + Field Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Managed social media. Created advertising for online and print. Product design, illustration, and photo editing.

Feb 2007- Sept 2011

Restoration Artist

J. Fields Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Conserved and restored works on paper.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Art Educators Association (NAEA) Member 2013 – Present

Pennsylvania Art Educators Association (PAEA) Member 2013 – Present

NAEA Student Chapter Member, The University of the Arts

EXHIBITION

2013 Graduate Student Exhibition, Department of Art + Design Education

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Photography Exhibition, Special Gifts Gallery

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Gallery Showing, 18 Artist Group Show

Amberella Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Spring/Summer Print Exhibition

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

AWARDS/HONORS

2006 Cum Laude

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2002 – 2006 Evelyn Andres Whitaker Scholarship

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

– Adobe Illustrator

– Adobe InDesign

– Adobe Photoshop

– Corel Painter

– Microsoft Office

– Pages

– Keynote

– SMART Notebook

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