I was an art specialist for Jersey City Public Schools system for 22 years at the Jersey City Arts High School Program (JCArts), a conservatory arts model for students advanced in the visual arts. I specialized in helping art students to develop competitive portfolios, of both depth and breadth, for applications to colleges and art competitions. Through constructive portfolio critiques, I encouraged them to write and speak about their artworks and ideas. Through small group instruction, I guided them in developing strong observational drawing and painting skills, in experimenting with old master and contemporary  techniques, and in finding their own aesthetic approaches to new media.


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