I have worked as an artist for the last 25 years. During my professional career I have taught art at numerous institutions namely Illinois State University, Illinois Central College, and Lincoln College; worked as an exhibit fabricator; completed extensive construction and repair projects; and had a successful career as a freelance sculptor. The courses I have taught range from 2d design, 3d design, basic and life drawing, printmaking, introduction to art, art history, ceramics, sculpture, to painting. Additionally, the students in these classes have ranged from 17 to 67 years old.
The education and fabricator positions all required me to instruct a broad diverse group of individuals with a broad range of experience and abilities, teaching them techniques and advising them in aesthetic issues. This work also included problem resolution, management of supplies, budgets, and people, as well as directing work flow.
One of the benefits of working in the museum fabrication industry is the daily consideration of health and safety issues as they apply to the fabricators, the museum exhibits, and the general public. Non toxic alternatives are continually being introduced in the field to replace the standard practices.
As a freelance sculptor, I work with civic leaders, committees, and individuals to develop concepts, solve problems, and insure that all parties are happy with the outcome. My experience outside of the academic field has given me broad insight into the practical application of the ideas and approaches that are explored in various art classes. These are experiences that I can bring to this position.
In short, I have all the necessary experience and expertise for the unique demands of this position, including the ability to incorporate the use of the computer in the art making process.
I look forward to discussing the position and how I can best fulfill your needs. A portfolio at: https://andrewjumonville.see.me/