Francia Tobacman--Smith

Francia Tobacman--Smith
New York, NY
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Collage, Sculpture
K-12 Schools, College/University, Community Center
American Alliance of Museums, Feminist Data Base/Sackler Center, Brooklyn Museum, Womens Caucus for Art, Artists Circle, Westbeth Graphics Studio

Hartwick College Museum,NYS., Evansville Museum,IN., Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, KY., Museum des Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH, Indianapolis Museum,IN.,JB Speed Museum, KY.,Brooklyn Museum,NYC., National Jewish Museum, Washington DC., New York University,NYC.,

The Creative Center, Teaching Artist / 2013 Independent Printmaking and Painting workshops / 2009 - 2012 Project Arts, Teaching Artist / PS 254 / 2000 to 2007 Project Arts, Teaching Artist / PS 153 / 1999 - 2000 La Guardia HS for Music & Art / Art Teacher - Sequential Learning / 1998 Atelier des Arts / Co-Director and Teaching Artist summer program / 1995 - 2004
Art making has been the focus of my life and I have worked continually and with determination and discipline on the growth and exploration of my creative process. As a teaching artist I bring to the students I work with an excitement to learn art skills that will challenge and excite them. I use art as a tool to enhance the process of learning. I believe the creative process develops self esteem, discipline and a broader understanding of life and utilizes critical thinking skills. In this process of learning new skills participants will be excited about their new found abilities and they will love what they are doing.