I am an artist and illustrator. I am also a proud dual citizen: Mexico and USA. I have been creating art for my entire life. In 1997 I graduated as a graphic designer from Universidad Vasco de Quiroga in Morelia, Mexico. In 1998 I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study illustration in the USA. I finished my master’s degree in Fine Arts (Illustration) at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000. I am certified by the Texas Education Agency to teach art grades PK-12.
I have worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for newspapers, printing companies, advertising agencies, and publishing companies. I have participated in numerous exhibits and festivals in Texas, Louisiana, Mexico, and Italy. I wrote and illustrated the children’s book “Paty y los Payasos”, published in 2002 by Los Libros de El Nacional in Venezuela.
Teaching has always been a passion for me in a similar way as creating art. My teaching career started while I was still in college in my hometown. To help me pay for college, I taught bilingual classes to elementary students. I became fascinated with such noble profession and I realized that helping a human being grow and succeed is very rewarding. One of my greatest strengths as an art instructor is meeting each student’s unique needs by developing a personal understanding of each of them while at the same time appreciating how every single one of them shapes the group as a whole (which has its unique personality as well). I believe that teaching is a multifaceted human activity for it entails a wide range of teaching approaches, interactions, planning, resources, but most importantly student motivation. Instilling art appreciation and creativity are always present in my lesson plans. My goal is to challenge students to help them become great artists.
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