Sarah Koch

15041 Fairway St. Livonia, MI, 48154

(734) 837-6261 - sarahjeannekoch@gmail.com - sarahjkoch.com

 

Education

 

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

BFA in Illustration/BA Secondary Visual Arts Education

(LQ) K-12 (High Honors)

December 2016

Cum Laude Graduate

 

Experience

 

Plymouth Canton Community Schools, Salem High School, Canton, MI

Student Teacher, October 2016-December 2016

·       Instructed students ranging from grades 9-12 utilizing a diverse art curriculum in areas such as printmaking, drawing, photography, and collage

·       Participated in departmental meetings and professional development workshops

·       Developed effective teaching techniques and classroom management skills through instruction & lesson planning

·       Experience working with a diverse body of students with a wide range of abilities including special needs students

 

Southfield Public Schools, Adlai Stevenson Elementary, Southfield, MI

Student Teacher, September 2016-October 2016

·       Instructed students ranging from grades K-5 utilizing cross-curricular instruction in language and music through printmaking, drawing, collage, and painting

·       Developed effective teaching techniques and classroom management skills through instruction & lesson planning

·       Experience working with a diverse body of students with a wide range of abilities including AI and EI integrated students in grades K-5

·       Created bulletin display boards of student artwork for entire Adlai Stevenson Elementary School Octoberfest

·       Travel between Birney K-8 school and Adlai Stevenson Elementary School in Southfield School District

 

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Teaching Assistant, September 2015-December 2015

·       Presented informative PowerPoint presentations to students regarding the college, campus resources, and class assignments

·       Assisted with classroom responsibilities such as attendance, grading, and class instruction

 

Creatopia Paint-it-yourself Pottery Studio, Plymouth, MI

Retail Employee, July-September 2015

·       Taught ceramic painting techniques in addition to using basic ceramic materials

·       Assisted with kiln responsibilities such as unloading, firing, and loading ceramics

 

Art 101, Livonia, MI                                                           

Art Studio instructor, May 2014-August 2015

·       Facilitated children and teens artistic development by instruction of the fundamentals of art and design

·       Helped in setup and cleanup of art materials and supplies                        

 

Skills

Computer Software Skills                   Artistic Skills

Adobe Photoshop                                 Collage

Adobe Illustrator                                    Painting

Adobe InDesign                                     Drawing

                                                                 Illustration

 

Affiliations

 

·       National Art Education Association

·       Michigan Art Education Association

·       Michigan Education Association

 

Sarah Koch

15041 Fairway St. Livonia, MI, 48154

(734) 837-6261 - sarahjeannekoch@gmail.com - sarahjkoch.com

 

Exhibitions

 

2017

 

·       March 1-23, 2017

Media Collective: Solo Exhibition

Wayne County Community College Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery, Taylor, MI

 

·       February 16-18, 2017

Nude Nite

Central Florida Fairgrounds 4603 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando FL 32808

 

·       January 20th, 2017

Outsider Inside Art Show

The Phoenix Café, Hazel Park, MI

 

2016

 

·       December 16, 2016

Touch Me: Art/Music Exhibition

Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit, MI

 

·       December 3, 2016

Noel Night: Alumni Student Art Sale

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

 

·        October 22, 2016

Layers

Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit, MI

 

·        October 1-27, 2016

19th Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts

Livonia Civic Center Library, Livonia, MI

 

·        August 12-September 23, 2016

Putting it Together: The Art of Assembling

Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

 

·        July 9, 2016

Small Wonders 4: An Exhibition of Tiny Art and Tiny Films

Atomic Café, Hamtramck, MI

 

·        June 24-August 26, 2016

Michigan Fine Art Competition

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

 

·        May 2016

 College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition, Detroit, MI

 

·        April 1, 2016

Rejected: A Second Chance Art Show

Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit, MI

 

2015

 

·       December 5, 2015

Noel Night: Alumni Student Art Sale

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

 

·        November 2015

Detroit Art Collective, Detroit, MI

 

·        July 11, 2015

Small Wonders 3: An Exhibition of Tiny Art and Tiny Films

Atomic Café, Hamtramck, MI

 

·        June 2015

Livonia City Hall, Livonia, MI

 

·        May 2015

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition, Detroit, MI

 

2014

 

·        May 2014

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition, Detroit, MI

 

·        September–December 2014

 Manoogian Visual Resource Center, Detroit, MI

 

2013

 

·        May 2013

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition, Detroit, MI

 

2012

 

·        May 2012

College for Creative Studies Annual Student Exhibition, Detroit, MI

 

Awards/Honors

 

2014-2016

 

·       President’s List Achievement, College for Creative Studies, Award based on maintaining a cumulative GPA at or above 3.8

 

2012-2016

 

·       Dean’s List Achievement, College for Creative Studies, Award based on maintaining a cumulative GPA at or above 3.5

·       CCS Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence, College for Creative Studies, Award based on academic merit

·       Dean’s Award, College for Creative Studies, Award based on academic and personal merit

 

Publications/Press

 

 

2016

·       Three By Three Illustration Annual: Number Six

Certificate of Merit

Student Illustration

College for Creative Studies

 

Summary of Qualifications

 

·       Created bulletin display boards of student artwork for entire Adlai Stevenson Elementary School Octoberfest

·       Developed art lessons using cross-curriculum with language and music for grades K-5

·       Experience working with a diverse body of students with a wide range of abilities including AI and EI integrated students in grades K-5 and 9-12

·       Travel between Birney K-8 school and Adlai Stevenson Elementary School in Southfield School District

·       Developed diverse art curriculum in areas such as printmaking, drawing, photography, and collage for grades 9-12

·       Excellent leadership skills and classroom management

·       Natural ability to interact and communicate well with both children and adults

 

Activities/Interests

 

·       Karate

·       Music festivals

·       Film

·       Psychology