Art and Spanish Teacher at The Early Learning Center at Medford Daycare - Jan 2012 – Sept 2013 Student Teacher for the Visual Arts at Riverside High School Sept 4 – Dec 13 2013
Everyone is an artist, you just need to find your medium. It may be clay, words, paint, pencils, video, textiles...art is all around us. I aim to encourage students of all ages to look past photo realism and embrace the new and different. After all, if I wanted something to look like a photo we can easily take one using a camera, a phone, an iPod, and tons of other devices. What makes visual art interesting is that it is something different, a different perspective that the artist sees that no one else may think of. I want to teach students to see the beauty of the world and how they are surrounded by art.
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication - Rutgers Camden Art Students League - December 2010 Anthenaeum Recipient - Rutgers Camden Art Department - May 2010 Fine Arts Service Award - Department of Fine Arts- May 2010
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Painting Concentration with a Graphic Design minor 2005 – 2014 (expected)
Hello, I am Maria Smith and I am a nerdy art lover who eats enough candy to put her dentist's kids through college. A pop culture junkie and sometimes-foodie, I currently live in NJ with my pets. When I am not teaching or making art, I write a food review blog and make tutorials for different mediums which I post online. You can see some of my tutorials on my website: http://poison-and-antidote.net . I am available for design, commissioned clay work, digital coloring, photo editing, and acrylic-based paintings. If you are in need of some artsy educational assistance, I would be happy to help you.