Teaching Experience

Pamela Atkinson, “Moving Through Space, detail”, Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 30″ x 40″, ©2015
Pamela Atkinson, “Moving Through Space, detail”, Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 30″ x 40″, ©2017

Pamela Atkinson

pamelaatkinsonart@gmail.com, (951) 288-4973

Education

B.A., Fine Arts, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Work Experience

Independent Art Teacher for Adults and Youth, Riverside, CA, January 2011 to the Present. Working with schools and private clients. Co-creator of Puppet Palooza, a workshop which combines art making, creative writing. and performance.  Website: Creative Kids Have Fun.

Art Teacher, Carden Academy, Riverside, CA, September 2011 to April 2015. Design and teach curriculums for grades Pre-K to 6th.

Program Coordinator, Inlandia Institute, Riverside CA, January 2011 to June 2012. Planned and coordinated literary events for the Inland area.

Youth Education Curator, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, January 2006 to January 2011. Responsible for the creation, co-ordination, and teaching of art education programs for children and teens. Wrote the curriculums and lesson plans for Art Partners Field Trips and the museum’s outreach program, Art-to-Go. These lessons were presented in school throughout the area. Created the visual material necessary for the presentation of each lesson; posters of art work and vocabulary cards. Trained teachers so that they understood the material and could teach the lessons in an informed and meaningful way. Each lesson was adapted to specific grade levels and met the California State Curriculum Standards for the Visual Arts.

Art Instructor, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, July 1994 to January 2011. Taught and created lessons for adults and youth.

Art Instructor, Community Education, Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA, July 1995 to December 2005. Children and seniors.

Art Instructor, Valley View Elementary School, Riverside, CA, October 1992 to June 1995. Created curriculums for grades 1 to 6.

Art Instructor, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, July 1977 to March 1981. Children and adults.

Teaching Experience

St. Francis de Sales Elementary School, Riverside, CA, September 2011 to present.  Art teacher grades K to 8th.

Carden Academy, Riverside, CA, January 2012 to April 2015. Art teacher grades Pre-K to 8th.    

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Riverside, CA, October 2014 to present. Art teacher grades 4th to 7th.  

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, July 1994 to January 2011.  Art Instructor for adults and children.

Open Campus, Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA, Art Instructor for children and seniors,  July 1995 to December 2005.

Valley View Elementary School, Riverside, CA, Art Instruction grades 1 to 6, October 1992 to June 1995.

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, Art Instructor, July 1977 to March 1981.

Artist in Residence

Lake Elsinore Unified School District, Lake Elsinore,CA,  January through February 2009

Manuel L. Real Elementary School, Perris, CA, October 2002 through March 2003

Del Norte Elementary School, Ontario, CA, February 2001 through June 2001

Myra Lynn Elementary School, Riverside, CA,August 2000 through June 2001

Butterfield Elementary School, Lake Elsinore, CA, January 2000

Collette Elementary School, Riverside,CA, August 1999 through May 2000

Hermosa Elementary School, Alta Loma, CA, March 1999

Longfellow Elementary School, Riverside, CA, May 1998

Bryant Elementary School, Riverside,CA, May 1998

Butterfield Elementary School, Lake Elsinore, CA, November 1997 through June 1998

Longfellow Elementary School, Riverside, CA, May 1997

Cesar Chavez Community Center, Riverside, CA, May 1997

Bryant Elementary School, Riverside,CA, March 1997

Community Settlement Association, Riverside, CA, June 1996

Bryant Elementary School, Riverside,CA, April 1996

Bryant Elementary School, Riverside,CA, March 1994

Bryant Elementary School, Riverside,CA, March 1993

Mead Valley Elementary School, Perris, CA, September 1992

Redlands High School, Redlands, CA, December 1991

Frisbie Junior High School, Rialto, CA, November 1991

Cypress Elementary School, Fontana, CA, March 1991

Henderson Elementary School, Barstow, CA,  April  1990

Workshops 

California Art Educators Conference, Idyllwild, CA, November 2013

California Art Educators Conference, Riverside, CA, November 2012

Path of Life Shelter, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside, CA, February 2012

Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA,  June 2009

Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA, October 2005

CA  Art Education Association, State Conference, Riverside, CA, November 2004

Ontario Museum of History and Art,Ontario, CA, October 2004

Ontario Museum of History and Art,Ontario, CA, November 2001

Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA, September 2000

Casa Blanca Children’s Art Exchange, Riverside, CA, July 2000

University of California Extension, Riverside,CA, May 2000

Ontario Library, Ontario, CA, March 2000

Ontario Library South, Ontario, CA, March 2000

San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA, February 2000

Delman Heights Community Center, San Bernardino, CA, November 1999

Smithsonian Teacher Workshop Day, Riverside, CA, September 1999

San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA, February 1999

Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA,  January 1999

Riverside County Library, Arlington Branch, Riverside, CA, August 1998

Riverside County Library, La Sierra Branch, Riverside, CA, August 1998

Ontario Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA, May 1998

Perris Library, Perris, CA, December 1995

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