Lisa Washington, Living Artist

ARTIST STATEMENT:  Make America Art Again (M.A.A.A.)  “As a teaching-artist, making art is a matter of discovery, reflection and developing powers of expression.”

Summary of Qualifications

  • Has more than twenty-five years experience as a public speaker, as a performance artist, a visual artist and highly skilled with natural teaching abilities
  • Excellent skills in art-making as a form of art therapy to pastors, people with disabilities and multi-generational audiences
  • Highly skilled in entrepreneurial business strategies
  • Proficient in end-user software and internet technology, including Microsoft products and standard office procedures

Career Experience – Practice Education & Exhibits

November 2015 – Present

Celebrating Women of Color Exhibit, Pineapple Gallery, Manhattan, September 2019
Watercolor Workshop, Bryant Park, Manhattan, August 6, 2019
Watercolor Workshop, Bedford Ave Community Garden, Brooklyn, NY August 3, 2019
2D – 3D Sculptor Class, Sculptors Alliance, NY Public Library, Manhattan July 27, 2019
Pop Up Art Shop, 2019 Go Africa Network, 116th Street, Manhattan, July 13, 2019
We Roam Freely Art Exhibit, W.38th Street Pop Up Gallery, Manhattan, June 23, 2019
Portrait Drawing/Painting Series class, NY Public Library, Roosevelt Island, June 14, 2019
Painting Classes, (African Inspired) Polo Grounds Senior Center, Manhattan, June 12- July 18, 2019
Sewing Class, Flying Geese, Polo Grounds Senior Center, Manhattan, June 11, 2019
Art Class (art inspired), Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Manhattan, May 31, 2019
Painting Workshop (art inspired), Gertrude Ederle Rec. Center, Manhattan, May 29, 2019
Pop Up Art Shop & Art Display, Dance Africa, May 26-27, 2019
Painting Class, ACS, Pinot’s Palette, Brooklyn, May 25, 2019
Kids Jewelry Making Activity Sponsor, Foster Care Awareness,  Manhattan, May 11, 2019
Public Speaker at Creating Art Series, “Why Art Matters” Lead by International Agency for Minority Artist Affairs, Manhattan May 14, 2019
Creative Art Series, 2-day art intensive, Harlem Council of Elders, NY, May 13-14, 2019
Print Making Workshop, Art Cart, Bryant Park, Manhattan, April 2019
Fabric Collages Workshop, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, Manhattan March 30, 2019
Jewelry Making Workshop, Art Cart, Bryant Park, Manhattan, March 30, 2019
Painting Class, Rosetta Gaston Senior Center, Brooklyn, February 2019
Drawing/Painting Class, Van Dyke II Senior Center, Brooklyn October 2018
Jewelry Trunk Show, Agnes Varis Art Center, Brooklyn June 2018
Jewelry Making Workshop, Brooklyn Public Library, Irving, June 2018
Bead Project Scholarship ( jewelry making), Urban Glass, Brooklyn, Spring 2018
Photography Art Exhibit, BedSty Art Walk, Sanctuary Gallery, Brooklyn,
Chinese Painting Class, Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat, 2017
Art Exhibit, Art on the Fence, Fulton Street Art Fair, 2017
Pop Up Art Shop, Sisters of Excellence, Brooklyn Blend, 2017
Photography Exhibit, World Money Gallery, 2016
Photography, Drawing, Watercolor Painting Workshops, Dorsey’s Gallery, Brooklyn 2016
Drawing Class, Brooklyn Public Library, Central, Dweck
Sewing Class, Art Painting, Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay
Photography PowerPoint Exhibit/Reception, Brooklyn Public Library, Central, 2016
Pop Up Art Shop, Women’s Empowerment, Atlantic Towers, Brooklyn, 2016
Printing Class SkillShare, Brooklyn Public Library, Central, Commons, 2015
Nature & Landscape Photography, PowerPoint, Paint.net software, PhotoShop, 2015
Ongoing Photography Project, Google Local Guide, Google Maps Contributor, 2015

Galleries
World Money Gallery
Sanctuary Gallery
Agnes Varis Art Center
Red Light Studio

Teaching Artist Professional Development Certifications

  • A spokesperson for Renaissance Workshops, Jewelry Making (All ages), Arts & Crafts Activities for Adults, People with Disabilities & General Audiences, October 2018
  • Facilitating Creative Aging Programs, Brooklyn Arts Council, February 2019
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is like CPR for mental health, March 2019

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