Carrie Turner

Carrie T.

Savannah, GA

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About

Carrie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2008

I hold a Master's degree of Fine Arts from New York Academy of Art, and have been teaching art professionally for over 5 years.

I am happy to work with anyone who wants to explore their artistic side, and gain new abilities in art. I am offering high-quality, multimedia fine art classes, including custom lesson planning specific to your goals and materials. I have taught both children and adults to enjoy creating art. Working with you to design a curriculum that will enrich your own (or your child's) abilities and life.

I am well qualified to teach advanced through beginner artists. I have worked in in many different mediums, and can teach a variety of styles Including observation and imagination - to create both realistic and abstract artwork. I specialize in drawing, painting (oil or acrylic) pastels and watercolor. I also offer clay, fashion drawing, design, iPad art, mixed media, collage, and stop-motion animation.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Experience

Teaching Artist
Jul 2011 - Aug 2015
Studio in a School

Long-term artist residence at PS145 Brooklyn and PS40 Queens, NY, instructing Pre-K, through Third grade. Develop and implement creative lessons for classes with a wide range of artistic mediums; working with both regular and special needs classes. Ensure all necessary supplies in place through budgeted orders; display students' work throughout the school. Completed extensive training in the areas of child psychology, classroom management, and the developmental stages related to learning art for all grade levels. Served as a mentor and training leader to new teachers.

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Jewelry Designer
Aug 2012 - Nov 2014
JCL Design

Provide creative collaboration and jewelry design using technical drawing skills for large scale production.

Artist Sitter
May 2011 - Aug 2012
Sitters Studio

As a specialized childcare provider, taught children basic artistic skills to develop a foundation for artistic growth and future artistic aspirations.

Post Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sep 2011 - May 2012
New York Academy of Art

Comparative Anatomy: Facilitating equestrian anatomical study, through the creation of an ecorche of a horse. Training students to draw and sculpt animals in a professional manner.

Structural Anatomy: Ensuring that students understand the anatomy and can accurately reconstruct the human body in both two-and three-dimensions.

Duties for Structural Anatomy and Comparative Anatomy, both graduate-level classes, included giving daily lectures, teaching the uninstructed sessions, and providing structured critique of students’ work.

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Education

Figurative Art - Master of Fine Arts
Sep 2009 - May 2011
New York Academy of Art, New York
Fashion Design and Merchandising - Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising
Sep 2003 - Apr 2006
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Certifications

Graphic Design - Certificate
Jul 2013
Shillington School, New York

Anatomical Drawing-Certificated
May 2011
New York Academy of Art, New York

Awards

Featured Artist for the month of May
May 2011
Women’s Caucus for the Arts,

Photos & Videos

One of my drawings

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Me teaching my wonderful students in my classroom

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Giving an art lesson in my classroom

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My students artwork hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and her showing exhibition catalog featuring her artwork on the cover!

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Example of my oil paintings

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My drawings

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1 Review

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Shelley Feb 10, 2016
Drawing · In home

Carrie is awesome. She is very professional and always is on time to the lesson. She is wonderful with the kids. My girls and the other kids in the class LOVE art day. We could not ask for a better teacher. She does all types of art with the kids. They are learning so much.

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