Art Class

Rita Soyfertis

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As a part of afterschool program art projects will offer the grade appropriate visual art skills, vocabulary, connections to art history and individual artist' innovations and techniques. The goal of this art program is to give every student a wide variety of art techniques, skills, and tools to imagine and express their creative inner visions.

Artist Experience:
More than twenty years of teaching and practicing visual arts:
Experience in creating art curriculum for specific goals and programs.
Ability to make an exciting process for students from inspiration to successful artwork.
Creating year round curriculums using State of California Visual Arts Standards for K-12 grades
Public art experience includes installations for the City of San Francisco, Chinatown youth group
mosaic mural, City of San Bruno CalTrain station, City of Dublin, Palo Alto, Los Altos
Elementary and High schools projects with the students and community.
Wide variety of concepts and media used within the curriculum.
I had earned the reputation of being responsible, creative, and collaborative with the group of
teachers and students on a variety of engaging projects for ages 5-81.

 

2021-2022 Wave of Light, designing and manufacturing mosaic, Pacific Beach, San Diego.
2018-2021
Worked on the community and artist’s public art projects. Complete and installed:
Wentworth alley SF Chinatown Youth group mural;
Restorational mosaic project Stockton,
Mosaic mural at Castro Valley Marketplace.
2016-2018
Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, San Francisco, CA.
Theater program for GLOW programm.
2014-2016
Museum of Oakland Children's Art
Chinese-American International School, Illustration teacher, Beyond the Box Learning program
2014
Youth group mosaic mural, CDC and City of San Francisco public art program for
Chinatown Youth Group
Hand Ah Alley way, Chinatown, SF. Project completed and installed January 2015


2011-13 Palo Alto Art Center. Cultural Kaleidoscope program in collaboration with

CNG Boys and Girls Program,
Teaching mosaic to after school groups K-5 making mosaic planters and signs for
the "Healthy, Organic, Fresh Garden for People" at Brentwood Academy
Elementary school, East Palo Alto
Mosaic workshops. Mosaic Sculpture for outdoor classroom entrance. installation.
Cultural Kaleidoscope, teaching art residency,

 

2011 Montalvo Villa Arts Center, Saratoga,CA

Summer camp artists residency

 

2000-2008 Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View,CA
Arts in Action, Art program for public Schools, Mountain View.
After school art classes.
Mosaic workshops for adults.
Summit High School Program.

 

2004-2006 West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

College for Kids, summer program for 7-9 grade students.
Art classes for Adults Education.

Implemented and designed student participation projects:

2012- “ Art Fence'' mosaic sculpture. Mosaic camp students participation. City of Palo Alto

 

2011- “ Windows into Art” Los Altos High School. 10x8'. wall mosaic, Los Altos, CA

 

2009- “...and it was evening, and it was morning...”Shannon Community Center, Dublin,

 

2008- Ongoing series of mosaics around the school. Mosaic wall installation.

Santa Rita Elementary School.

 

2007- Santa Rita School Mascot Mosaic with the students and parents. 3x4'', wall mosaic.
Public Art Projects:

 

2014-2016 -Awarded public art project Centennial for City of San Bruno,CA, installed.

 

2007-2009 -Awarded mosaics for Fountain and sitting wall at Shannon Community Center,

City of Dublin, CA

 

2006-2009 -Series of garden mosaic sculptures for the Pandemonium Aviaries. Los Altos
 

Education:
B. A. Fine and Industrial Arts, Institute of Fine Arts and Design, Kiev, Ukraine 1982
Certificate in Tapestry Arts Teacher training, State of California Visual Arts
Standards and curriculum for grades K-12, San Jose, CA 2005