Harwood’s Teaching Artist Corps is made up of talented professional peforming and visual artists with innovative curricula who integrate the arts with other areas of study for youth ages 6 – 14.
Meet our fabulous group of Teaching Artists for Summer 2019!
Kindeshaun Austin learned to dance/pop in his small hometown of Juneau, Alaska in 2001. Throughout the years he has traveled to many cities and entered many competitions. He now lives and Albuquerque, NM and continues his learning and teaching to pass his knowledge to the younger generation.
Nick is a hard working individual who enjoys cooking, ceramics, and photography. He is also an avid skateboarder, cyclist, snowboarder, hiker and pretty much anything else fun outdoors. He has worked for his family restaurant most his life and takes pride in being able to carry out its legacy. He has recently been focusing his artistic practice on porcelain ceramics, but his first love is photography. He shoots 35mm and develops both black and white and color process. He is looking forward o working in the darkroom and spreading his love of photography with Harwood Summer Art Camp!
As a professional artist, Rebecca is currently working on a body of work for the Omega Chronicles, an upcoming series of fantasy novels, as well as a comic series for Not Your Average productions, a YouTube streaming channel. Illustration has been her main focus in the last year, but she also loves painting, sculpture, and weaving. She has a passion for sharing what she knows and wants to use her experiences to positively impact the lives of every her students.
Marlena Livingston is an artist and maker living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Though her background and education are varied, ranging from ceramics to books arts and public mural work, she works primarily with wool. Marlena discovered wool felting while working on her Bachelor’s in Art Education at the University of New Mexico and continued working with the medium as she earned her master’s degree at the University of Brighton. Though much of her work up to this point has been autobiographical in nature, Marlena is primarily interested in making wearable art pieces, and work that addresses environmental and animal rights issues.
Throughout her life Sara has had multiple experiences teaching art in various settings. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History’s museum school and taught at the Palo Duro Senior Center as a visiting artist. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Art Education, she also gained experience as an after school program teacher, visiting art teacher, and student teacher. She has also taught art at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Hollis Moore currently lives in Albuquerque, NM and is an artist and educator working in field research, printmaking, and installation. Moore earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico in Printmaking and Art & Ecology. Moore’s place-based approach to art led her to investigate environmental issues with an International Research Grant in Siddharthangar, Nepal and an MFA Thesis Grant revitalization projects in the Colorado River Delta in Baja and Sonora, Mexico. Moore participated in artist residencies with Women’s Studio Workshop, Land Arts of the American West, LEAP at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and Signal Fire Arts.
Jonathan has been actively teaching art since moving to New Mexico in 2009. He began with by teaching adults with developmental disabilities and children with autism through North Fourth Art Center. Most recently he has been teaching various programs through Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood Art Center. He holds an MFA in Studio Arts and a BFA in Painting. Jonathan enjoys working with artists of all ages. He has worked at various educational organizations and non-profits promoting life-long learning, accessibility in the arts, and supporting disability rights as a teaching artist.
Adrian Pijoan is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily works with video. Adrian combines his experience with comics, sculpture, photography, costume making, and digital art to make his videos. Adrian holds a Master of Fine Arts in Art and Ecology from the University of New Mexico. He enjoys teaching artists of all ages.
Shawn Turung is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago with continued MFA studies in Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Shawn began a career in historic art restoration as a student intern in Chicago, continuing as a business owner in Houston for 12 years. Shawn also engaged in the live stage theatrical community in both Chicago and Houston as a set designer and large scale puppet engineer. Shawn located to New Mexico to re-engage with her personal art studio practice and the fine arts community. Currently Shawn is an arts educator, served as chair on the Bernalillo County Public Arts Board, is an exhibiting artist and continues with historic and fine art restoration as owner of Milagro Fine Art Services.
Blackout Theatre Company
Blackout is a New Mexican company that creates and teaches a style of performance incorporating the theatrical, media, musical and studio arts, blurring the lines between them. SInce 2007, Blackout has been creating original, award winning theatre and videos. Favorite works include “The Sparrow’s Daughter: A Cuento,” and “F8: A Rock Musical.” Additionally, Blackout has an extensive playwriting-in-the-schools program, Wrinkle Writing which empowers students to improve literacy and teamwork skills through playwriting and ensemble development. www.blackouttheatre.com