Kelly Cook        
710 N. 23rd St. Richmond, Va 23223
804-467-9386 •

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
Masters in Art Education, December 2010
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va
Bachelor of Fine Arts, December 2004, Concentration in Still Photography

Student Teacher,Lee Davis High School, Hanover, Va, Fall 2010
• In-charge of designing and implementing lessons for Art I, Crafts II, and Crafts III
• Taught projects that used a variety of two and three-dimensional media ranging from graphite to ceramics 
• Incorporated the use of technology into lessons through PowerPoint presentations, photo-editing software, and
digital photography
• Observed special education classes and incorporated accommodations in my daily lesson plans to help special needs students meet their goals

Student Teacher, Jacob L. Adams Elementary, Henrico, Va, Fall 2010
• Created lessons for kindergarten through fifth-grade
• Incorporated interdisciplinary approaches that correlated Virginia visual art standards with other academic
• Worked on a weekly basis in a self-contained autism spectrum disorder class

Graduate Teaching Assistant, VCU, Department of Art Education, Richmond, Va, 2008-2009
• Lead teacher of the course
Computer Technology in Art Education
• In-charge of lesson design and assessment of students
• Designed a curriculum around technology that would be useful for future educators and artists
• Taught computer programs including the Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, and PowerPoint
• Incorporated the use of web 2.0 technology through class blogs and web-based digital portfolios

Service-Learning Teacher, Mayan Arts Program, Guatemala, Spring 2007
• Designed art lessons that encouraged cultural pride, gender equity, and a stronger sense of community
in the Mayan Highlands
• Taught lessons to non-english speaking students in an international setting

Service-Learning Teacher, Southerland Assisted Living Home, Midlothian, VA, Fall 2006
• Designed and implemented art lessons that promoted a positive view of aging and encouraged
mental awareness and creativity
• Supervised and assessed undergraduate art education students

Traffic Manager, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Smash Direct, Ashland, Va, 2004-2006
• Head graphic designer, received a promotion to advertising traffic manager
• In-charge of all contacts and communication with printers and publications for advertising
• Designed company logos, brochures, magazine ads, postcards, and business cards
• Photographed products for the company's website

Art 180, Richmond, Va
• Helped supervise and assist children involved in an art-based after-school program during a mural
project. The project, based around the theme recycle, reduce, reuse, and respect, was exhibited at
the Jonny-Z festival.
• Worked for Art 180 at the 2nd Annual Jonny-Z Festival, a festival aimed at bringing
together the community through art and music

Language: Conversational Spanish
Technology: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver and Acrobat; iMovie, Microsoft
Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Proficient in teaching a variety of media ranging from traditional fine-art media and crafts to photography
and computer graphics
• Trained in darkroom set-up and use: chemical preparation, film development, black and white print
development, and alternative processes
• Knowledgeable of digital and film-based camera operations

• National Art Education Association
• Virginia Art Education Association
• Society for Photographic Education

Art-based Service-learning in an International Setting, Co-presenter, NAEA Convention, Minneapolis, MN 2009
• VCU Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2008-2009
• Golden Key Honors Society Member, 2007-2010

• Art Education Juried Student Exhibition, Spring 2009
• Senior Thesis Show, Tarrant’s Gallery, Fall 2004
• Anderson Gallery’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Spring 2003

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