CURTIS BRACHER RESUME/CV

Art-Related Work Activity and Community Service

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CURTIS BRACHER

San Diego, CA 92101

teach@curtisbracher.info

www.curtisbracher.info
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education

MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Painting/New Media, 2003

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Painting 1998

BA, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Painting, 1995



Work - art and education related

Adjunct Instructor, Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, CA

August 2013-Present. Arts and Humanities Department, 8800 Grossmont College Drive. El Cajon, CA 92020, Digital Multi-Media, Contemporary Art Practices- Interactive Media, Drawing for Animation, Foundation Art Instructor, Intro to Digital Art. Contact Paul Turounet - paul.turounet@gcccd.edu

Lecturer, California State University, San Marcos, CA

January 2013-Present. Visual and Performing Arts Department, 311 Arts Building, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096 Foundation Instructor, Intro to Visual Arts. Experimental Media, Web Design. Contact: Judit Hersko, Coordinator, jhersko.csusm.edu

Adjunct Instructor, Southwestern Community College, Chula Vista, CA

August 2008-Present. Department of Art and Comm, 900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, CA, 91910. Foundation Art Instructor, Drawing, Painting, Contemporary Practices - New Genres, and 2D/3D Design. Contact: Marisol Rendon, Department Chair, mrendon@sccd.edu.

Adjunct Instructor, Cuyamaca Community College, El Cajun, CA

January 2009-Present. Fine Art Department, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway El Cajon, California 92019. Foundation Art Instructor, Drawing and Design 1. Contact: Dr. Marie Ramos, Department Chair, marie.ramos@gcccd.edu. (619) 660-4255

WebMaster, Art Director, MonkeyRestless Web Productions

September 2006-Present. Web Master and Lead Designer. Web Design, Flash Programing, and E-commerce solutions. www.monkeyrestless.com

Adjunct Instructor, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO

August 2005-May 2006. Department of Art and Letters, 4616 Shields St., Fort Collins, CO, 80526. Instructor for Drawing and Painting. Contact: Karl Dukstein, Department Lead

Adjunct Instructor, Metropolitan State College of Denver

August 2004-May 2006. Campus Box 59, PO Box 173362, Denver, CO, 80217. Instructor for Beginning/ Intermediate/ Advanced Drawing, 2-D design, Introduction to Computer Art. Contact: (303) 556-3090.

Teacher, Education Department, Denver Art Museum

Summer 2003. 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO, 80204. Created, developed and implemented multi-cultural art (Drawing/Painting/Sculpture) classes for children, ages 4-8. Contact: (720) 913-5437.

Director, Museum Art School, San Diego Museum of Art

December 1994-July 1998. PO Box 2117, San Diego, CA, 92112. Created, developed and implemented art classes, summer camps, and various other curricula and programs for children, ages 4-17. General administrative duties included grant writing and developing, budget, hiring, marketing, teacher and intern management. Contact: (619) 696-1952

Studio Instructor, San Diego Museum of Art

September 1994-July 1998. San Diego, CA, Contact: (619) 696-1952. Taught adult classes in Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Painting. Also functioned as studio teacher for a variety of other adult and children’s programswithin the education department such as creativity workshops and lectures, teacher-training workshops, family participation days, home-schooling, community outreach classes

community involvement

San Diego Space 4 Art

Feb 2010-Present. Resident and Participant in experimental Arts program. Volunteer for committee work on Public Relations, Community Outreach, Education and Physical Plant.  

Coordinator, Arte en Espanol: Para Todos

September 1997-July 1998. Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA. Originated and coordinated project to allow spanish-speaking children free access to art materials and encourage visits to cultural institutions in both Tijuana and San Diego. Project aim: To reinforce the idea that art is made by everyone for everyone.  

Lecturer, Honors Seminars

March 1997-July 1998. San Diego, CA. Lectured on topics such as “Talent” and “Creativity” to high school junior and senior honor students. This program is in cooperation with San Diego City Schools/ Gifted and Talented Education and the College of Sciences at San Diego State University.  

Coordinator/Artist, G Street Gallery

September 1995 and May 1997. G Street Gallery, San Diego, CA 92101. Developed and coordinated roving artist co-op gallery giving first time showing opportunities to student, beginning and fringe artists. Oversaw all administrative duties including grant proposals, budgets, insurance, marketing, theme/display development, etc.  

Program Director, Chula Vista Arts Imperative

May 2009 - May2010. 3525 Main Street, Chula Vista, CA, 91910. Contact: artdirector@artsimperative.org. Developing Community Art Center. Arts Program Development duties included advocacy, grant writing, budget, marketing, teacher and intern management.  

Volunteer, Education Department, Denver Art Museum

Spring 2003. 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO, 80204. Contact: (720) 913-5437

related skills

Over 25 years of Art Education experience including 13+ years teaching Foundational/Digital Art at the college level, extensive Museum Education and Gallery experience. Computer proficiency with Processing, Blender, and other open-source/real-time audio/visual manipulation software platforms, Java/HTML/CSS. Arduino Platform, Applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion. and Keypoint. Adobe Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Starling IDE. Corel Painter. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 10+ years web design/MAMP-Database/e-commerce experience. Twenty years managerial experience. Excellent inter-personal skills. Outstanding teaching skills and ability to relate well with a wide range of learners. Member of College Art Association, National Art Educators Association, San Diego Space 4 Art.
Download Resume/CV

Download a Full CV of Curtis Bracher– Resume, Exhibitions, References, Teaching Philosophy, Artistic Statement. Also available: Syllabi Examples for both Studio and Digital Classes. Slide lists for both Personal Art work and Student Work/Project examples CV Info

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