MAM is looking for art teachers for its education programs, including the upcoming annual Fifth Grade Art Experience. The fifth grade program runs most weekdays from October through December in the morning hours. The position will be shared by two or three art teachers so there can be some flexibility in the schedule. There is also a need for teachers for after school and Saturday children’s and adult classes . Applicants must have at least a BFA in Fine Art and teaching experience. For this year’s Fifth Grade Art Experience, knowledge of printmaking and contemporary Native American Art is a plus. If interested, please contact Renee Taaffe: reneet @misssoulartmuseum .org or call 406-728-0447 ext. 228.
We are looking for art teachers who are serious about making their own art and communicating their knowledge of the creative process to others, both children and adults. Teaching experience and art expertise are necessary.
About MAM Teachers
Bev Beck Glueckert lives and works in Missoula, Montana. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Montana and the Northwest region, as well as nationally. She has been an art instructor and workshop facilitator for adults and children for over 25 years. Bev has served as adjunct faculty in drawing and printmaking at The University of Montana and The University of Great Falls. Bev is a member of the SALTMINE artists group,
She holds a BA degree from the University of Idaho and a MFA degree in printmaking from the University of Montana. She recently participated in a 5-person NW printmakers exhibition at The Prichard Gallery at University of Idaho. Learn more about Bev's teaching in this Missoulian profile article.
Kate Davis began life with a love of animals and by junior high school in 1973, she was caring for mammals and raptors with the Cincinnati Zoo Junior Zoologists Club. She provided educational programs at the zoo and in the community, as well as illustrating their publications and doing taxidermy work.
Her first book Raptors of the Rockies, came out in 2001 and Falcons of North America hit the stands in 2008. Raptors of the West Captured in Photographs won the National Outdoor Book Award. Her fourth book Bald Eagle Nest-A Story of Survival in Photographs came out in 2013 – a nest that fledged four young, a very rare feat. Her latest book, American Kestrel: Pint-sized Predator features 100 photographs in 6 chapters including kestrels in the Twenty-first Century. As the saying goes, “Gotta Love a Kestrel.”
Kate and Bev Glueckert have held Raptors and Art for Kids workshops for a dozen years or more, a spring staple at MAM.
Steven teaches drawing, two-dimensional foundations, photography courses, and art education courses at the University of Montana. He has also taught elementary and secondary students in various capacities since 1997.
Steven has exhibited work throughout the Inland Northwest and recently exhibited work in Tokyo at the Ricoh RING CUBE gallery. He was selected to present work at the Society for Photographic Education's 43rd national conference in Chicago. Steven’s work has also recently been selected as the cover image for a collection of poems, Earth Again by Chris Dombrowski and for publication in The Sun Magazine.
Jennifer Rudio Ogdenstarted as a teaching assistant at the Imagination Station children’s art center in Missoula and later taught art at a sailing camp in Puget Sound. She guided tours and conducted art lessons at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs contemporary art gallery and after college joined the faculty at the Bemis Art School at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Jennifer is a K-12 art certified teacher. She was the summer arts coordinator for the Missoula Family YMCA for three years and also taught art workshops for Evergreen Kids Corner Summer Explore program. Jennifer has been teaching summer workshops at the MAM for many years, more recently collaborating with a naturalist and a fiber artist. Some of her favorite art workshops included special use of MAM’s permanent collection, access to live insects from Missoula Butterfly House and specimens from Phillip L. Wright zoological museum. Jennifer has been teaching art at Victor Public Schools since 1995.
Erin Roberts has been teaching at Bonner School for twelve years, working with special needs students at first, then she began the art program here a few years later, which is now thriving, serving the entire school, kindergarten through eighth grade. Erin received her undergraduate degree from UM and was lucky enough to serve as Bobby Tilton’s TA during my tenure. She has been teaching at MAM since she was an undergrad. Erin graduated from The Creative Pulse in 2014, granting her an MFA. She has displayed hery artwork locally, huge paintings inspired by color and nature, life adventures, and my experience living in Santa Fe. Erin's most recent work has been a response to where she wants or needs to be. She is looking forward to getting into more sculptural pieces this summer that take a look more deeply into our obsession with collections.
Jolena Ryan is a Montana native that attended The U of M. She completed a BFA in photography and painting and also minored in art history. Upon completion of her BFA she moved to Boston, MA where she attained a Masters of art education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She taught art in Somerville, MA for short time and was eager to move back to Missoula. Since her return she has taught afterschool and weekend workshops, along with summer and spring art camps for the last two years and is excited to continue. She is always altering and adapting curriculums according to current exhibits, trends and new fun creative ideas.
Tim T. Thornton was born and raised in Eagle Rock, CA a small suburb of Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the California College of Arts in 1984. Upon leaving art school, he found full time employment as a scene painter in Hollywood painting set and backdrops for film, television, and theater. He was later hired by the University of California, Berkeley, as a charge scenic artist for the Performing Arts program.
In 2005, he relocated to Montana with his wife, Patricia, where they have made a home in the supportive and lively community that is Missoula. His large scale paintings are in several collections, and have been featured in the Missoula Art Museum’s annual auction.
Terra Chapman Terra is an American painter temporarily based in Catania, Sicily where she and her Italian husband, Maurilio, are residing. However, this summer they will be headed to Missoula, Montana to live indefinitely.
At the age of 18, Terra went to study full time in Florence where she stayed for five and a half years. In Florence Terra attended three different academies, starting at the Angel Academy of Art, later graduated from the Painting Program at Florence Academy of Art, and also the Drawing Program at the Russian Academy of Art in Florence.
Terra works both as a painter and as a teacher. She enjoys sharing the world of painting and drawing with her students. She taught many private lessons and worked at the Barcelona Academy of Art as a teacher for three years. She has shown in many galleries, including group shows, open studios, and solo exhibitions.
Elisha Harteis Elisha was born in Butte, Montana, but shortly after, her family moved to Missoula, Montana. She attended Sentinel High School and was encourage to develop her skills in Drawing and Photography.
Elisha received and BFA in ceramics from the University of Montana in May of 2015. In 2016, she continued her education in ceramics by completing a short term residency at Red Lodge Clay Center, in Red Lodge MT, and a studio assistantship at Arrowmount School of Arts and Craft, in Tennessee. She is currently teaching art at in her own business, Mud Bunneh Ceramics, and just started teaching in after school programs with elementary and middle school age kids in Missoula Public Schools and the Missoula Art Museum. She works in her studio with the VonCommon Artist Collective in Missoula, Montana to complete works for upcoming shows. She also just started a short term residency at the Clay Studio of Missoula.
Linda Stoudt received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Art in Philadelphia in 1972. For the past 23 years, she has lived and worked in Stevensville. Her work is included in various museum collections, including the Missoula Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Newark Museum. MAM will feature Soudt's recent gift to the Permanent Collection in an exhibition entitled Shed/Afternow from September 20-December 30, 2017.