東京芸術大学の修士課程在学中(2004~2005年)、絹谷幸二先生の元で油絵を学ぶ中、文化交流をさらに進めるにはもっと的を絞った 言語学習ツールが必要だと痛感しました。芸術分野の学生たちが外国で学ぼうとする姿を見、芸術家 のためにこの本を執筆しました。


世界中のアーティスト必携の英語学習書!


  

An indispensable English language text for artists world-wide!


While in pursuit of an MFA in oil painting under Professor Koji Kinutani at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (2004-2005), I recognized the need for greater language learning tools, to further foster our cultural exchange.  As many other students of the fine arts aspire to study abroad, I endeavored to create this language instruction resource - for all of us!



SPOKEN ENGLISH FOR ARTISTS

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Exhibitions

Platz Kintetsu Gallery

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Maruzen Gallery

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Anfan Gallery

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Exhibitions

September  2010

Solo exhibition of oil & acrylic paintings

Artist's Studio  -  Gaeta, Italy


March  2005

Group exhibition of oil painting                   

Anfan Gallery - Tokyo, Japan


February  2005

Group exhibition of oil painting

Kintetsu Gallery  -  Youkaichi, Japan


December  2004

Solo exhibition of oil painting

Narita Gallery  -  Tokyo, Japan


March 2004

Solo exhibition of oil painting                        

Maruzen Gallery  -  Kyoto, Japan


May  1998

Solo exhibition of ceramics & painting    

Hungerford Gallery  -  Rochester, N.Y.

Education

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA. 

Master of Science in Teaching & Curriculum 

Graduated 2016


Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

Tokyo, Japan

Student of Master of Fine Arts in Oil Painting 2004-2005


Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

FALcon Japanese 

(Foreign Asian Language Concentration)

Graduated 2000


Nazareth College

Rochester, NY

Bachelor of Science

Graduated 1998

Certifications


Pennsylvania Teaching Certification: Instructional I
Subject: English 7-12 (3230)
Issued: 12/01/2016
Term: 6 yrs
Pennsylvania Department of Education

 

Virginia Department of Education Teaching License
License Type: Postgraduate Professional License
Expiration Date: 06/30/2021
Endorsement: English

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Professional Experience

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA)

NSA Naples, Capodichino, Italy:         October 2017 - present

Executive Assistant, N9 


Norfolk Public Schools

Norfolk, Virginia:         February 2016 - May 2017

Guest Teacher, substituting for all subjects of secondary education throughout Norfolk.


Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck (Active Duty)

Virginia Beach, Virginia:        October 2010 - December 2013

Instructor of LHD Communications Systems, Electronic Maintenance Work Center Supervisor


USS Mount Whitney LCC20 (Active Duty)

Gaeta, Italy:         March 2007 - July 2010

Electronic Communications Work Center Supervisor, UHF Communications Maintenance Technician


A.C.E. English 

Tokyo, Japan:          April 2004 - June 2005 

Instructor of customized classes and study techniques for adult English language learners 


Ray's Art School 

Tokyo, Japan:          April 2004  - June 2005

Instructor of fine art and design principles in a bi-lingual (English and Japanese) learning environment


E.L.I. (English Language Institute) 

Kyoto, Japan:          April 2003 - April 2004

Instructor of conversational classes for adult learners of English as a second language


Nichibei Eigo Gakuin 

Kyoto and Osaka, Japan:          September 2002 - March 2003

Instructor of adult English language learners in corporate classrooms with focus on test preparation
 

NOVA Corporation 

Kyoto, Japan:          June 2000 - September 2002

Instructor of adult English language learners, utilizing NOVA’s texts and program in conversational classes

Volunteer

USS Jason Dunham DDG109 

Norfolk, Virginia:  February 2014 - May 2016

Command Ombudsman appointed liaison to families for assistance with accessing information and services.


Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy 

Virginia Beach, Virginia:  January 2010 - September 2013

Volunteer Command Coordinator of cadet tutoring program from Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck. 

Publication

Spoken English for Artists. Learning resource in print and video for English language learners and art enthusiasts. Copyright 2011-2016. ISBN: 978-0-578-09377-2