The Teaching Artist Roster is a resource list of Oklahoma artists who have been vetted by the Oklahoma Arts Council and are available to schools and organizations for arts education and learning programs. Each artist accepted to the roster has demonstrated artistic and instructional abilities, and is familiar with curriculum and instructional strategies.
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Sheryl Cozad creates artwork in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels and mixed media. She offers instruction for all ages in drawing, painting, and design.
Janey Carns Crain
In a residency with Janey, students are able to see, to touch and to use all means of learning, while creating original ceramic pieces, drawings or sculptures while they learn how their artwork directly relates to other curriculum areas.
Gayle L. Curry
Gayle L. Curry teaches students about the ancient art form of Encaustic Painting. Encaustic Monotypes combines the ancient painting medium of encaustic with the popular monotype process.
Danny Gordon is a self-taught, multi-award winning artist/illustrator form Oklahoma City who has been drawing since he was five years old. Danny has been doing programs in Oklahoma Schools since 2000.
Patricia Herrera Morgan
Her residencies offer a wide choice of media in visual art and handmade crafts, which include sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, and papermaking and basket weaving.
A visual artist with many years of teaching experience, Debbie Langston instructs a wide variety of visual art subjects such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed-media to a diverse population including children, youth, adults, seniors, and special needs groups.
Mixed Media & Sculpture. As an arts facilitator, Lee has worked in school districts, libraries, alternative sites, recreation centers and DHS sites.
Glenna McBride reveals innovative activities allowing students to visualize new approaches to subjects.
Joann McMillan's residencies may involve students in puppet or mask construction, creation and development of characters, story and script writing, puppet show production as well as theater games/movement and acting skits.
Lynn Melton teaches the elements and principles of visual art. Her classes demonstrate the ways in which visual arts education can complement lessons in math, history, and science. By teaching the basics of drawing and painting, she encourages students to change the way they look at their subjects.
Janet Lee Morrison
Participants in a residency with Janet will have experiences such as creating a circular mandala, designing a mural, drafting an architectural rendering, to creating logos and graphic designs.
In Susan Morrison’s residencies, students will enjoy learning color, composition, and design through painting, drawing, and collage. Her experience includes public art commissions and mural design, which equips her to engage students in creating large scale and site-specific projects.
Keith Murray seeks to develop students’ observational skills as well as a greater appreciation for the arts in his visual arts classes.
In her engaging residencies, Christina enables students to focus on the discovery process, explore a wide range of art media, and find new ways of working and learning in order to express themselves and develop their creativity.
Pennington-Reed's goals for her students are to experiment, explore, and experience visual art. Her lessons in drawing, charcoal, watercolor, painting, and mosaics incorporate content from science, math, history, and English/language arts.
G. Patrick Riley
Patrick’s residencies in visual art media from ceramics and printmaking to painting and drawing are designed to ignite in participants of all ages a sense of renewed self-worth, an enthusiasm for experiencing the arts, a greater use of imagination training, and an active force for creative expression.
Cheryl Swanson makes visual art fun. She uses her energy and passion to help students believe in themselves.
Kristie Ming Tan Ngo
Through her visual arts classes, Kristie Ming Tan Ngo presents students with traditional visual arts lessons, helping them to build greater understanding and appreciation of different art forms and the arts of diverse cultures, including her own Chinese culture.
Richard Ray Whitman
In Richard Ray Whitman's residencies students learn specific techniques for using a variety of art media, including painting, collage, photography and three dimensional art forms.
(Note: Teaching Roster artists are not employees of the Oklahoma Arts Council)