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.

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:
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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