Welcome!

Amanda E. Gross_profile_7-29-12Hello, I’m a freelance artist and certified teacher, and an instructor at Academy of Art University’s School of Art Education.  I earned an Master of Arts in Teaching from The Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Click for LinkedIn profile.

My knowledge of K-12 teaching and curriculum design spans seven years in online publishing, art and museum education, public and charter schools, library, and community contexts.  I use the visual arts as a tool to build empathy, observation, problem solving, and creative confidence. My scaffolded lessons reach learners at their levels, and integrate best practices for design thinking, ESL, multiple learning styles, and differentiated instruction.  The hands-on curricula herein is interdisciplinary (literacy, math, science), guides towards a deep knowledge of art history (artists and cultures are real, dynamic, and fluid), and is engaging and fun!

I’d love to collaborate towards your project, lesson, & curriculum needs: Contact Me.  Explore the site and make some art!

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