Ceramics, Photography 1 & 2, Art History

sgobar@middleburgacademy.org

“I absolutely love teaching! I find it invigorating teaching all age groups and to somehow know that I have played even a small part in challenging their visual creative tapestry of artistic endeavors. The reward for me is that my students will continue to expand their artistic voice well beyond my classes. I will bring to Middleburg Academy my enthusiasm, passion and the delight I take in introducing my students to artists, methods, materials and design strategies [-out –of- the- box- thinking-] and hopefully impart a life-long love of the arts as well.

My art work and teaching philosophy was reviewed and featured in The Hill Rag Magazine in 2006;-Art and the City, Artist Profile: Sandra Warren Gobar; New York Cool. com a web based magazine in 2005 and numerous other publications. In 2005, I was awarded an Artist-in-Residency appointment in Drawing, Painting and Mixed-Media from The School of Visual Arts in Chelsea, New York. I completed advanced graduate studies at Paris/ Parsons School of Art & Design in Paris, France. In 2006, I completed the Teaching Lifelong Learning Strategies; Executive Functions in the Classroom from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. This summer I completed the Yale Center for British Art, Summer Teacher Institute, Expanding Literacies, Extending Classrooms and an intensive course at Rhode Island School of Design.

My tenure with the Corcoran College of Art & Design/Corcoran Gallery of Art spanned eight years, which included five years as an Adjunct Professor in the Drawing & Painting Department followed by three years as a Museum Studio Arts Educator and Administrator for the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In the Corcoran’s Public Education Department I collaborated in designing curriculum, programming and exhibitions with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet and the Levin School of Music.  I  enjoy spending time with my family, baking, cooking, old films, theater and power walks.”

Sandra will be teaching photography, ceramics, portfolio design, AP Portfolio, and a new course in art history and museum studies.