Ouda Baxter 

207 615 7828

[email protected]


Objective

To teach in a dynamic co-learning artmaking environment, and to support passion for the visual world in young artists. 


Education

Maine College of Art
Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Visual Art


Bowdoin College 
Bachelor of Arts

Major: Visual Arts 

May 2017



May 2011





Experience

Ou Jing International Kindergarten
Foreign Art Teacher 

  • Create curriculum for students age 2-8 
  • Encourage English-speaking for ESOL learners 
  • Align art projects with International Baccalaureate PYP
  • Curate artwork displays around the school as well as for several Art Shows/year. 

January 2018—present

Yarmouth Elementary School 
Student Teacher (Art)

  • Teach a full course load in conjunction with the Art Teacher
  • Create curriculum for art education 
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and the Gifted and Talented Coordinator on art projects

Winter/Spring 2017

Fiddlehead School for the Arts and Sciences 

Grades pre-K-5

Student Teacher

Created curriculum and executed lessons for pre-K-5 students as well as assisted in pre-K and 5th grade classrooms. 

Breakwater School 

Art Educator Collaboration with grades K-8

Taught Ceramics- Clay Faces and Clay Fish


East End Community School 

Grades 3-5 

Art Specialist

Summer Programs Collaboration

Taught Bird and Marine Animals Mobiles 

Fred P. Hall Elementary School 

5th grade 

Portland, ME

Taught a 2 day Lantern-Making Workshop and Gallery Game at the ICA and Hall School 


Presumpscot Elementary School (LearningWorks)

Grades 3-5 

Taught an After-School ArtLAB with LW students focusing on tactile, collaborative lessons such as Weaving and Printmaking 

Portland Ovations and Portland Public Library Family Day 

All Ages Welcome 

Collaboration in which I led workshops on Eric Carle tissue paper masks and Elephant and Piggie Whatsit Toys- Artmaking paired with Literacy and Theater

SPACE Gallery, Brunswick Junior High and REAL School

Grades 9-12

Set up a Teaching for Artistic Behavior setup with collage, sewing, typewriter poetry, and other materials for a Workshop Day in conjunction with the Shervone Neckles exhibit Give & Take 

Youth and Family Outreach 

Ages 2-4

Created art curriculum for the public preschool and assisted in the classroom

Skills

  • Photography
  • Audio/Video
  • Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Workshop Development 
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • French Reading and Writing Comprehension
  • Experience with Arabic, Swahili, Lingala, Zande
  • Learning Mandarin Chinese 



Exhibitions

Above the River and Below the Sky

Lafayette College, August 2018

Sculpture/Installation 

Museum of African Art and Culture, Uganda: Winter 

Portland, Maine 2013

Photography and Sound Installation

Group Shows

Maine College of Art, MAT Exhibition

Portland, Maine 2016 

The Hundred Dresses Project

Waynflete School in Collaboration with Crystal Cawley

Portland, Maine, August-October 2016

Bowdoin College Exhibitions 

Island Found
a(n)etymology
p(reserve)
The Social
Apocrypha
Red Bracelet Project 

2009- 2011

Installations of prints, photography and found-object sculpture using found objects and natural materials as well as social practice pieces and events taking place throughout the Bowdoin College Campus 

Selected Work

Weaving, Student 5-6

Rainbows, Students Age 4-5

Volcano, Student Age 6-7

Using Format