After School Program, College/University, Community Center, K-12 Schools, Library
National Art Educators Association (NAEA) BRIC (Brooklyn Media Arts) Brooklyn artist roster
Teaching Artist Celia Caro is a contemporary and teaching visual artist with an extensive background in working with students of all ages in schools and non-profit community arts organizations throughout New York City and State. Committed to fostering innovative and motivating approaches to student-centered art education with an emphasis on individual learning styles, creative problem-solving and social consciousness, the core of her teaching practice is centered on inventive and collaborative art making, and includes a wide variety of visual media including drawing, painting, collage, mixed-media, cartooning and book-making. She holds a Masters Degree in Art Education from Pratt Institute and was awarded the Outstanding Merit and Pratt Circle Awards upon her Graduation with Distinction in 2009. Celia was named BRIC's 2014 Outstanding Art Educator for her work promoting SEL (Social Emotional Learning) through the visual arts. She was also awarded the Art Exchange Program's First Place Award for Best New Zine of 2015. Celia’s personal work has been exhibited throughout the metropolitan area, most recently at the BRIC House Gallery and Brooklyn Zine Fest.
Working for Lifetime Arts & New York Public Library Creative Aging Through the Arts program since its pilot program of October of 2010, has been one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences I have had as an artist, teacher and person. Teaching older adult students has completely altered the way I perceive aging. I now see that growing older can be a positive and creative experience that can build new active and engaged intergenerational communities. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Lifetime Arts & New York Public Library Creative Aging Through the Arts program again. Hourly fees for the following services: Planning: $31 per Hour Preparation for workshops and or culminating events (class performance or exhibit):$31.00 per hour Instruction $50.00 per hour