Teaching Experience

2015 - Present
    Art Educator, 9th - 12th Grade, Art, Digital Photography,
    Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg Unified School District, Pittsburg, CA
2012 - 2015
2009 – 2012
    Art Educator, 9th - 12th Grade, Art, Advanced Art, Photography & Ceramics,  
    Ygnacio Valley High School, Mt Diablo Unified School District, Concord, CA
2004 – 2009
    Art Educator, 6th - 8th Grade, Art & Advanced Art & Computer Technologies,
    Oak Grove Middle School, Mt Diablo Unified School District, Concord, CA
2002 – 2003
    Art Educator, 6th - 8th Grade, Art & Advanced Art,
    Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA.
2001 – 2002
    Student Teacher, 9th - 12th Grade, Art,
    Sierra High School, Manteca Unified School District, Manteca, CA.

Selected Workshops/Papers

2011
    Teaching American History for All [TAHG]: American Democracy: In Word and Deed..
    Co-Created Lesson on Economics of sharecropping during Reconstruction Grade 8:
    Including Art Inquiry and lesson on the quilt-making process.

2010
    Teaching American History for All [TAHG]: American Democracy: In Word and Deed..
    Co-Created Lesson on Washington Irving & James Fenimore Cooper Grade 8: Including
    Art Inquiry and printmaking process.
  • Presented Art Inquiry to peer group [60+ Teachers, professors and Grad students],
    demonstrated how Art Inquiry could be used in their history classrooms.
  • Modified and added to Grade 8: Art Inquiry specific to this lesson
  • Focus Question: How do you look at art to discover its meaning?
  • Unit/Lesson Working Thesis: How do Washington Irving and James Fenimore
    Cooper reflect and influence American writing and artists in the new republic?
  • Created lesson about relief printing to accompany the main lesson.
    Demonstrated to peer group.
2009
    Teaching American History for All [TAHG]: Changing Definitions  in Citizenship in
    American History. Revised Grade 8: Art Inquiry and added a Teacher Guide.
  • Wrote Teacher Guide specific to 5th, 8th & 11th grade standards for U. S. History.
    [In progress] Created format to add other grades.
  • Modified and added to Grade 8: Art Inquiry
  • Focus Question: How do you look at art to discover its meaning?
  • Unit/Lesson Working Thesis: Reading a work of art can involve considering the
    artist’s creative intent, its historical context and its intended audience. Other
    considerations might include the artwork’s place in the artist’s oeuvre and its place
    within an art movement.

2008
    Teaching American History for All [TAHG]: Changing Definitions in Citizenship in
    American History - a project of MDUSD and UC Berkeley.
  • Focus Question: How do you look at art to discover its meaning?
  • Unit/Lesson Working Thesis: Reading a work of art can involve considering the
    artist’s creative intent, its historical context and its intended audience. Other
    considerations might include the artwork’s place in the artist’s oeuvre and its place
    within an art movement.

    Building Blocks for Kids at Peres Elementary School in Richmond, CA organized by
    the Richmond Art Center. I taught a week long workshop on bookmaking for 25 2nd &
    3rd grade students.

2007
    Books Arts Demonstration at Alameda Literati I showed and discussed my nearly
    complete book The Last Monkey.

    Papier-Mâché Sculpture at the Paper Art Workshop to accompany Paper Cuts (a
    traveling exhibition) at the Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California. [1 day
    workshop - 50 students - Ages 8 to 70]

Education

2001 – 2002
    -Preliminary Teaching Credential, Single Subject: Art.
    -CLAD Certificate.
    -Governors Teaching Fellowship.
1997 – 1999
    -Course of Study: Painting and Printmaking.
1993 – 1995
    -Course of Study: General Education.
1986 – 1988
    -Course of Study: Graphic Design and Advertising.

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Kathe
Welch
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Kathe
Welch