Offsite Gallery solo exhibition Cognition Transmission: Pass It On, May 20 – July 1, 2022 Opening Reception: May 20, 5-7pm
Offsite Gallery exhibiting artist: Norfolk Art Educators Exhibition June 22 – August 10, 2018

April is currently the Senior Supervisor of Visual Arts for Portsmouth Public Schools.

Education:
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Masters of Fine Arts Degree: Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University
Visual Studies Joint Program, Emphasis in Printmaking, Ceramics, and Video

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts: Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA
Emphasis in Printmaking, Minor in Art History, State Certification to Teach Art Pre-K-12

Work experience:
2012-2017
Art Educator & Dept. Chair, Norfolk Public Schools:
Booker T. Washington High School & Granby High School
Teaching: Intro Art, Ceramics & Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography, Art Introduction, Ceramics & Sculpture, Drawing & Painting

2003-2012 & 2014-2015
Assistant/Adjunct Professor
Graduate Certified
Old Dominion University
Teaching: Printmaking, Drawing, 2D Design, Art Education, Art History, Student Teaching Observation
Student Teacher Supervisor
Seminar Professor
Old Dominion University
Art Education Department

2007-2012
Art Education Contractor
The Chrysler Museum of Art
Art Education Curriculum Development: Research and Writing Curriculum and After School Programing for Middle and High School Students

2009-2010
Art Educator
Park Place Child Life Center
Art Education Programs and guided tours at the Chrysler Museum of Art

2003-2012
Art Educator
The Governor’s School for the Arts
Teaching: Portfolio Preparation, Darkroom Photography, Yearbook Design and Digital Photography, Video, Drawing

1998-2005
Summer Art Instructor
The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (now MOCA)
Teaching: Traditional B&W 35mm Photography, Drawing and Mixed Media

1998-2002
Art Educator
Western Branch High School
Teaching: The Fundamentals of Art, Printmaking, Airbrush, Studio Art, and Ceramics

1992-1998
Museum Docent
The Hermitage Foundation Museum
Giving guided tours of the Sloane Art collection

1997-1998
Printmaking Lab Assistant
The Governor’s School for the Arts
Printing Assistant for student editions in Lithography, Intaglio, Screen Printing, and print lab upkeep
2006-2012

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