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Colleen Kearney-Graffam

Colleen Kearney-Graffam

Studio Art Faculty, Adjunct

Southern Maine Community College

Westbrook, ME

Artist and Educator

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Southern Maine Community College

Studio Art Faculty, Adjunct

Teach Drawing I to a diverse group of college students, designing instruction so that the studio practice is successful and relevant for learners which vary in age, race, degree program, and learning style. Curriculum includes art historical exploration, figure drawing, non-symbol drawing, perspective, intuitive drawing, symbolism, abstraction and non-traditional drawing processes.

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Windham High School

Art Teacher

Teach 6 classes/semester which may include foundations and advanced levels of Drawing, Digital Art, Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking
Have designed, developed and implemented curriculum and assessments for these classes and am currently writing graduation standards, with a team of art and music professionals, for the upcoming standards-based diploma that will be awarded in 2017
Advisor to members of the class of 2015
Member of Professional Learning Group focused on excellence in teaching
With a team of arts professionals, curate and hang the largest district art show in the state.
Responsible for budgetary allocation
Maintains printmaking and digital arts studios

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Mildred L. Day School

Art Teacher

Art teacher to 600 art students K-8, with additional instruction for enrichment programs, Gifted and Talented Art and students with special needs.
Volunteered for "Very Special Arts of Maine"
Affirmative Action representative
Worked on a statewide anti bullying campaign.

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Coastal Arts Collaborative

Community Arts Coordinator

Arts and cultural programming coordinator for a consortium of 13 schools in Southern Maine.
Worked with a steering committee to write grants and develop community arts programs.

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Vermont College of Fine Arts

MFA, Sculpture

I received an MFA in Mixed Media Sculpture. My art focused on painted assemblage and my theoretical work explored Eco-Feminist art and artists working for positive socio-environmental change through their art work. Less reactionary, now, my work has evolved into thought -provoking and ethereal pieces that, even now, through humor, metaphor or paradox advocate for the natural world and the quiet guardians of these wild and surreal places

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University of Maine

BA, Art Education/Studio Art

As a student at the University of Maine I earned a BA in Studio art and a BS in Art Education with a concentration in Art Therapy. I earned the Ruth B Stebbins Art Department scholarship award for excellence in studio, art history and art education as well as the Honors Exhibition Award.

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