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April Best

Freelance Illustrator & Drawer

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Location:King George, Virginia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/aprilbest
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April Best
www.AprilHoke.com
AprilHokeBest@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE

Highly skilled artist seeks employment in a creative position to use impressive artistic talents of drawing, painting and design.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

-Strong interpersonal skills
-Excellent written and oral communication
-Experienced in discussing art within and in front of a group
-Capable customer service representative
-Experience with answering phones, faxing, filing and register work
-Skilled in computer software (Microsoft Office, image editing)

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

-Obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Illustration from The University of the Arts in May, 2008
-Holds Art Education Certification from Millersville University in May, 2011
-Highly skilled in drawing in pen and pencil, as well as painting in oil, acrylic and watercolor
-Experienced in ceramics and sculpture; a variety of printmaking methods such as silk-screening, linoleum and woodblock prints; bookbinding; photography
-Commissioned to create drawn or painted portraits of families and pets

ART EXHIBITIONS

-The University of the Arts' Senior Illustration ELY – Philadelphia, 2008
-Millersville University's Gallery 28 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2010
-Millersville University Student Show – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIION

-Art Education Certification, Millersville University, 2011
GPA: 3.93/4.0
-Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration, The University of the Arts, 2008
GPA: 3.59/4.0

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

-Palmyra Area High School – Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Student Teaching in Suburban Setting (March – May 2011)

Responsibilities:
Providing upper-level art instruction in drawing and painting from life, and 2D Design
Creating lesson plans that incorporated examples from own collection and master artists through the use of technology within the classroom

-Wheatland Middle School -- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Student Teacher in Urban Setting (January – March 2011)

Responsibilities:
Providing well-rounded art instruction to twelve diverse classes of students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
Producing effective lesson plans that instruct students in art history and aesthetics, as well as the elements and principles of art
Demonstrating a variety of artistic techniques

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

-Awarded Presidential Scholarship to the University of the Arts, 2004 – 2008
-Presented “Technology in the Classroom” speech at PAEA conference, 2010
-Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) member, 2010-present
-Pennsylvania State Education Associaton (PSEA) member, 2010-present
-National Education Association (NEA) member, 2010-present

REFERENCES

-Available upon request.
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