SUMMER STAFF

Teaching Artists

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 Teaching Artists for Summer Art Camp 2020!

Juliette Beck

Juliette Beck

Juliette Beck is an educator and mixed-media artist. She grew up in the Midwest and first moved to New Mexico while on National Student Exchange to study printmaking. Juliette graduated with a BA in Fine Art from The University of Minnesota and returned New Mexico as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She has her MA in Art Education from University of New Mexico. She holds a Level III Teaching License from the State of New Mexico and is endorsed in Visual Art and Performing Arts. She taught Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Visual Art at Public Academy for Performing Arts for over a decade. She also taught Visual Art at New Mexico Jazz Workshops’ summer Creative Art Camps. She loves to create art, promote positivity, support young artists, read memoirs, soak in hot springs, and try to make the world a better place.
Isabella Carrozza

Isabella Carrozza

Isabella Carrozza holds a bachelor’s degree in art education and certificate in community arts from Tyler School Of Art in Philadelphia, PA. During the school year, she teaches middle school art in the Albuquerque Public School system. She has worked with children and teens teaching art and literacy in day camps, after school programs, libraries, and community venues. Isabella’s personal art interests include art history, fiber arts, narrative art, and found object sculpture. 

Daniel Hojnacki

Daniel Hojnacki

Daniel Hojnacki is an artist and educator from Chicago, IL where he received his BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. A recent resident of Albuquerque, Daniel is currently seeking an MFA graduate degree at the University of New Mexico. Daniel has worked with many organizations and youth art programs throughout the city of his hometown of Chicago, fostering a strong community with Marwen Arts, The Chicago High School for the Arts, Changing Worlds, and After School Matters.

Katherine Hunt-Monro

Katherine Hunt-Monro

Katherine received her BFA in Native American Studies, double minoring in Women’s Studies and Cultural Psychology. Receiving an MFA from California Institute of Arts, she studied Curatorial Studies in Paris, France. Katherine’s taught Studio Art workshops at the Detroit Institute of Art and currently teaches Youth Fiber Arts with Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Alongside art-making, Katherine’s farmed across the U.S and created youth urban garden in Minneapolis, New York and LA. In 2018, she created, alongside youth at Moving Arts Española, a public art weaving installation and heirloom garden. Katherine’s mixed media has exhibited nationally with upcoming 2020 exhibitions.

Jessica Krichels

Jessica Krichels

Jessica Krichels is an experienced teacher and artist originally from Maine. She has worked in a wide range of teaching settings – from Mexico, to Alaska and more – in elementary schools to all age summer programs, to high schools. She is primarily a printmaker, and greatly enjoys spreading the joys of printmaking and unexpected techniques techniques whenever possible. She also loves teaching drawing, painting, photography and combinations of all the above with great enthusiasm. Jessica is co-owner of Remarque Printshop in Albuquerque NM.

Harley Kirschner

Harley Kirschner

Harley is a mixed media artist that thrives on giving his students options. This encourages critical thinking and individualism. In educating his students about the creative process, he uses a wide variety of media to incorporate color. Everything from pastel and paint to mod-podge and decorative papers can be used to achieve amazing results. He believes structure is necessary to having creative freedom and strive to find a balance. By offering simple, straightforward instructions, followed by options for personal expression, his students are always able to create a completed project that represents their individual style.
Hollis Moore

Hollis Moore

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.

Kate Overton

Kate Overton

Kate Overton graduated from UNM with a BFA in studio art. She has been a part of various local exhibitions and has eagerly volunteered her passions for art in various settings, such as teaching drawing classes to elementary students in Watts, LA. For Kate, being an artist and a teacher are equally important and symbiotic–both are spaces of altruistic problem-solving and inform one another. Her imagination wanders through process from everything to collaborative video pieces with caterpillars to annotating books with spinach anthotypes. Her heart is to encourage people to see and steward the art we are called to make.

Norah Solorzano

Norah Solorzano

Norah Solorzano is a Multimedia Artist with a love of animation, puppetry, automata, installation, and performance. Her work has been shown at venues including SXSW, London International Animation Festival, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and on PBS. She has taught animation and creative code to students, from elementary to college age, all over the Boston, New York, and Albuquerque areas. She received her BA from Harvard University and her Masters in Interactive Media at Tisch NYU.

Victoria Velasco

Victoria Velasco

Victoria was born and raised in New Mexico. She has been an artist for over 20 years, starting as a young child and continuing throughout her collegiate career. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Studio Art, and she is currently finishing her MA in Art Education at UNM. Victoria believes that all students, regardless of race or background, should have their lives enriched by art. Art has the ability to transform us for the positive. Her goal is for her students to have a visual relationship with the world around them, and to be able to navigate through it.

Stephen Armijo

Stephen Armijo

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