Birthday: April 21

Sign: Taurus

Dosha: Pitta 

College: Pratt Institute

& SUNY Purchase

Major: Bachelor in Fine Arts

Degrees: 

NYS Certified Art Teacher

Masters in Instructional Technology, NYIT

Favorite Color: All

Favorite Book: 

Letters from the Afterlife

Favorite Movie: 

Jewel of the Nile

Favorite Food: All

Favorite Quote: “We must close our eyes in order to see”

My favorite songs

  1. You Are So Beautiful (to Me).

  2. Total Eclipse of the Heart.

  3. Just the Way You Are.

RESUME

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

April DeMarco

E demarcohouse@optonline.net

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildemarco

 

EDUCATION

Purchase College, State University of New York

Major: Painting/Drawing/Sculpture

Bachelors in Fine Art

 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Major: Art Education

Study Abroad; Italy, University of International Arts

 

New York State Art Education Teaching Certification

Grades K-12

Permanent Certification and PreviousTenure

DASA Training

 

Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology

The Master's Program in Instructional Technology develops expertise in the use of leading edge media and technology for teaching and learning. Graduates of the program work as master teachers in P-12 classrooms, and as school or district instructional technology leaders, staff developers, and curriculum designers. Initial courses enhance teachers' expertise with a wide range of media and applications and set the stage for understanding how instructional technology can fulfill its potential to Entice, Encourage, Enable and Empower learners. Building on theories of learning, motivation, and curriculum design, teachers next learn to apply newly developed technology skills to language arts, social studies, math, science, and technology curricular content.

Museum Studies Intern, Mystic Seaport Museum, CT

Exposure to archives, public collection, internal management, exhibit design and preservation. Simultaneously held a position as a museum teacher for the children’s exhibit.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art Teacher, North Rockland Central School District, NY All evaluations in this time of service are deemed “exceeds expectations”. I wrote of a technology integrated curriculum for the first cross-curricular program of its kind in the district. Work documented in SAANY’s Journal, published by then, Superintendent of Technology, now Supt of Schools, Dr. Brian Monahan. Instructed over seven workshops for teacher training in technology. I expanded workshop subjects to include material supporting peaceful playgrounds and anti-bully agendas with Vivien Gussin Paley’s “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play. Developed a DBAE (Discipline Based Art education) curriculum with an emphasis on art history and art aesthetics, ahead of the New York State Standards in Art Education. Integrated DBQ models for enhanced performance for students in ERB writing assignments. Designed a curriculum for Advanced Studio In Art course. Hands on experience with inclusion and assisted technologies for handicapped, special education and bilingual students. Initiated a morning art club that facilitated over 120 students a year. Electronically designed layout and edited the Haverstraw Middle School yearbook for two years. Responsible for monthly displays for over 800 students’ work a year plus an annual show at the Administration Building. I have working knowledge of teaching all fundamentals of art and design, ceramics, jewelry, media arts, fiber, cartooning and many more areas of interests in art that meet studio art requirement models.

Art Teacher, New Era Creative Space, Peekskill NY

This community based resource center is focused on creative based experiences that shape the growing child into conscious active lifelong learners. Their art program is no exception. The work I created at NECS involved in direct course creation, social media publicity and informational engagement in the community to educate, inform and inspire our audiences. I creative offerings to inaugurate this center with art classes for elementary school kids, middle, high school and adult classes in art. I organized open house events and community outreach to include multi interest evenings that involved outreach to a half dozen neighboring school districts.

 

Art Teacher, Westchester Community College Pre-College Program, Peekskill, NY

The pre-college program will offer some of the most current digital art workshops for children and teens. At the Center, you will find digital arts training with state-of-the-art equipment and nurturing instruction, which provides opportunities for creative expression through the purposeful use of multi-media tools.  

Meditation Painting- Online Class at DeMarcoStudios.com

This course was created to use the wonderful reach of the internet and reach participants from seven different countries and host and moderate an online video art class in Meditation Painting. This course was specifically designed for adults and created in video while moderated weekly live with a full syllabus to engage the growing uses for the amazing healing and therapeutic processes of art to address a growing world of concerns to slow down in an ever fast paced and over stimulating world.

 

Art Director, Camp Nabby, Mohegan Lake, NY
Hired to rebuild a new art program for very prestigious camp and its’ upscale clientele. Worked within budget to restore physical space as a working studio and develop a Pre k-Senior Camp lesson plan curriculum to serve a population of 600 students a summer. In my role as director I trained two college students with varying degrees of instruction in art and/or education. Worked closely to prepare, guide and model for them the skills to manage and studio, plan and prep for lessons, order and stock supplies and demonstrate varying teaching styles and techniques. 

Beacon High School, 61st Manhattan, Student Teacher

Saturday Art School, Brooklyn, New York

CURATORIAL/PROFESSIONAL

DeMarcoStudios.com. In this capacity I began a business networking, exhibiting and managing a studio: all necessities to successfully support the thriving business of exhibiting and selling my artwork and teaching online classes. I closely work with art reps to place my original fine art in private residential and commercial projects in interior design. Over 30 juried show exhibitions throughout the New York Metropolitan area displaying a range of paintings. In this role I am responsible for obtaining contracts and every physical aspect of exhibiting my space including displays and lighting. My background in technology and digital images serves to proof when building, designing and maintaining my professional website, DeMarcoStudios.com.  A CV of exhibits can be found on my website and full professional media bio can be seen on my Linkedin profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildemarco .

As an artist, I work with Interior Designers  and Stagers on demand to supply and create commissioned or place private collection art works in their client projects. I am known to have cultivated a clear, accessible and affordable way to place original works in high quality places for professional jobs. Currently I work with design talents like Lisa McTernan of Lifestyles by Lisa and Two Blue Ducks, a home staging and interior design firm with Laurie Messman.

In this capacity I began a business networking, exhibiting and managing a studio: all necessities to successfully support the thriving business of selling my artwork. I closely work with art reps to place my original fine art in private residential and commercial projects in interior design.

2013-current Branded and Launched COVET & ADORN JEWELRY
After Years of struggling to find a place for her art jewelry among her studio productions finally Covet & Adorn was born. Covet & Adorn is a place for Ready to Wear compositions in Limited Edition works in semi precious stones, exhibit pieces that bridge fine art and RTW jewelry and C&A is growing in several locations as a wholesale business to independent retailers which include many artist galleries and  museum gift shops.

ALUMNI Online Leverage Marketing Marie Forleo's Business School is a university-level institution that confers degrees in business administration or management. A training program that shows you how to build a unique and profitable brand. A Program that teaches smart, effective online marketing strategies to business owners who want more sales and more impact from their online presence. This program has highly impacted my business as an artist and my livelihood as a career.

Established Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter Social Media accounts as a way to inspire, educate, and engage with viewers to reach the widest audience possible to grow both my fine art and jewelry audience.

Production

Composed space for a senior student art show and exhibit of 78 artist’s work. All aspects of installation, overseeing code and building logistics, lighting crews in compliance with  electrical crew and teams. Handles over 500 pieces of original art work. Directed two major art auctions and raised over $10,000. Event organization included marketing to closing and day of festivities including press.

Founded an overnight hosting program for prospective students of college institution. Programmed visitor based guided tour of the college and grounds. Primary functions included the interpretation of the architectural and educational history of the 100-year-old campus and addressing academic, social and career track issued of the prospective student candidates. In charge of student group and public speaking presentations on Open House events to manage and host groups through out campus and classrooms to represent the diverse educational offerings available.

EDITORIAL/PUBLICATIONS/LECTURES

Topic: Branding for Artists, guest speaker Monday Salon Series by Carla Rae Johnson. This series and evening lecture is part of an ongoing outreach support for local artists and is community based to unite and aid the concerns and community that local artists have today.

Presenter for Underground Art Initiative, An Online Free Training Lecturer Video Series that helps artists clarify their message, enhance their social media presence, upgrade their digital portfolio, attract clients, gain clarity on a communication plan on how their work can serve others.

SAANYS Journal, School Administrators Association of New York State

Hat Trick  Magazine,Digital Online Women Entrepreneur Cover Feature

Marie Forleo B School, Product and Retail/ Etail Contributor Guide (via Arts) 2013

The Jackie Battenfield Project, participant.

Affiliations

East End Arts

Peekskill Arts Alliance

Garrison Art Center

Ossining Arts Council

Katonah Museum of Art

Arts Westchester

CV

2014-2015                Showcase at Hudson Valley HC, Landscapes in Dusk.

2014                           National Juried Show East End Arts, Riverhead, NY

2014                           Flinn Gallery, Animalia, Greenwhich Ct

Mar 2012                 The Open Center, NYC   “Interpreting the Unseen”




CV

2014 FLINN GALLERY Greenwich CT, Animaila

2013   Northern Westchester Arts, Small Works Show

          Watercolors from Santa Fe at Jefferson Valley

           Peeksill Arts Alliance Open Studios Exhibit

           Spring Art Aution, Garrison Art Center

            Garrison FIne Arts and Crafts Juried Show, Garrison, NY  

            Open House Spring Debut

            Peekskill Open Studios 1011 Brown St POP UP

            Energy Movement Center Group Show

            DIvision Street Grill, Peekskill, NYOngoing Exhibit, Hudson Valley Horses     

2012    Horses in the Sun, Diamond Mills Cafe, Saugerties, NY

           Ossining Arts Council Member Show, Ossining NY

           Juried Show “Point of View” Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY

           Peekskill Open Studios, Off the Beaten Path, Peekskill, NY

           Plein Air Painting and Live Auction, Garrison, NY

           Garrison Art Center Member Show, Garrison, NY

  The New York Open Center, NYC   “Interpreting the Unseen”

Dec 2011-Apr 2012    “Words Become Air” ” Holiday Inn Manhattan View,

 Space Realty Group Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2011        Featured Artist, Gifted Hands, Greenwich, CT

            Garrison Arts Center Live Plein Air Event and Auction with Silent Auction Show

            Featured Artist, Health and Fitness Club Fit Jefferson Valley, NY

            Fall Juries Art Exhibit, Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY

            “O” at the Paramount. Upper Gallery Peekskill, NY

Ossining Arts Council Member Show

            “A Sense of Place” Holiday Inn Manhattan View,

 Space Realty Group Gallery, Long Island City, NY

            Beacon Arts Community Association 

        Open Studios Show, Beacon NY

            Line and Form Juried Fine Arts Show at Westchester Community College by Peekskill Arts Council

    Garrison Arts Center Live Plein Air Event and Auction with Silent Auction Show

             “Momentum” Featured Artist, Hudson Valley Acupuncture Center

 

2010        “Intrinsic Shift” Featured Artist, Hudson Valley Acupuncture Center

           A.R.T.S. (artists ready to sell) juried group exhibition, Croton Falls, NY

    Featured Artist, Health and Fitness Club Fit Jefferson Valley, NY

             Peekskill Open Studios 2010, The Center for Digital Arts Gallery, PAC Group Exhibit, Peekskill, NY

            Solo Exhibit, Opening Show, Studio Gallery 44N, Peekskill, NY 

    Twenty-one Artist---Twenty-one Points of View, curated by the Peekskill Arts Council. Paramount Arts Cultural Center, Peekskill, NY