Graduate, BS, in advertising design / graphic arts, with a minor in
from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1990 - 2002 MURAL ARTIST:
Designed and painted murals for various businesses
and in private residences. Some murals / signage include those for ‘S&A
Beads’ in Takoma Park, MD, ‘Now & Then’ in Takoma Park, MD, ‘Visa
Advisors’ in Washington DC, 'Montego Bay Restaurant' in Washington DC,
'Moonshadow Antiques & Collectibles' in Takoma Park, MD and ‘Glad Rags’
in Takoma Park, MD.
: Visiting Art Teacher for the "Castles and Dragons" summer camp
at the Levine School of Music in Kensington, MD. Created castles with Pre-K
and Kindergarten children using recyclable objects and mixed media.
1998 - 2001 TEACHER: Taught and
created a music camp through the University of
Maryland called, "World of Music", for children, ages 7 to 12. Activities
included making and decorating instruments using a variety of mediums:
paper mache, fabric, paints, wood and found objects. Other activities
included drawing, keeping journals and creating cassette covers for the
students final recorded project (using collage).
1996 - 1998 TEACHER: Taught
polymer clay techniques and puppet making at
the after school program for Murch Elementary School, Washington DC.
1989 - 1998 POLYMER CLAY ARTIST:
Designed and created artworks and beads
with polymer clay, for craft fairs, bead distributors and local stores.
1996 -1997 TEACHER: Taught
and created a camp through the University of
Maryland called, "Creativity Zone", for children, ages 7 to 12. Activities
included designing and creating maps, flags, costumes, puppets, sets and
props for a puppet show, and various other artworks.
1989 - 1997 TEACHER / WORKSHOP LEADER:
Taught workshops through
‘S&A Beads’ in Takoma Park, MD and private lessons on polymer clay techniques,
to all age groups (adults and children)
1986 - 1988 OWNER / ARTIST:
Creator of ‘Inner Space Productions’, hand painted
clothing business. Designed and painted clothing using airbrush and fabric
(brush) painting for various craft fairs and local stores.
1987 - 1988 TEACHER: Taught
private art lessons
to inner city youth. Techniques
include airbrush painting, acrylic, pastel and drawing.
1987 GRAPHIC ARTIST: Graphic artist for Bel-Jean Printers in College Park, MD
MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS:
Featured artist in the book, Creating With Polymer Clay, by Steven Ford
Dierks, produced by Lark Books
1995 Featured artist in the 1995 Polymer Clay Calendar, produced by City Zen Cane
Featured in the January 20th article "Dazzling Beads, Jewelry With
Class", in the
Washington Weekend section of the Washington Times
Featured in the November 11th article "The Bead Goes On", in the
Post, Style section
Susan and Larry Silverman or
Zoe Stern, S&A Beads ,
6929 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD,
(301) 891-BEAD (2323)
Barbara Tyroler, University of
Maryland, Art and Learning Center, 301-441-3287