Aaron Obenza

Aaron Obenza

Summary

Work Experience
(Winter 2016 – Present) CSL III Ceramics Technician Irvine Fine Arts Center Irvine, CA
- Facilities and equipment technician.
- Works closely with studio members providing technical and mentoring support for projects and special commissions.
- Coordinates volunteer duties and scheduling, materials ordering, and overall function of open and instructed studios.
- Operates and maintains kilns and other highly technical studio equipment.
(Winter / Spring 2017 – 2017) Muddys Ceramic Instructor Orange County, CA
- Provided instruction and mentorship to students about their ceramic projects.
- Coordinated project firing schedules and proper placement and storage.
(Summer 2016 – 2017) Muddys Clay Studio Kiln Technician Orange County, CA
- Facilitated the operation and maintenance of the kilns.
- Coordinated the unloading and loading of the kilns.
- Communicated with members and studio participants about firing and cooling timelines.
(Summer 2016) Little Artist Lab Tustin, CA
- Provided ceramics and craft instruction to children varying in age from early adolescents to teens.
- Provided projects and individual learning goals for each student.
- Communicated with parents about their child’s progress and ultimate learning outcomes.
- Coordinated the storage, firing, and finishing of ceramic and craft projects.
(Fall 2014 – Spring 2016) Instructor of Record ARST 2500 University of Georgia
- Provided instruction to college level students about the medium of ceramics.
- Provided mentorship and guidance on projects and class goals.
- Provided class curriculum that introduces the foundations of working within the ceramic process.
- Communicated with students about deadlines, grades, and instructional dates.
- Addressed through email and office hours with students about any questions or concerns about the class.
- Coordinated the storage, firing, and installation of student projects.
(Summer 2014 and 2015) Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics Instructor Good Dirt Clay Studio Athens, Georgia.
- Provided instruction and mentorship to students about their ceramic projects.
- Coordinated project firing schedules and proper placement and storage.
(2013-2014) Ceramics Lab Technician University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- Facilities and equipment technician.
- Worked closely with instructors providing technical and mentoring support for projects and special commissions.
- Operates and maintains kilns and other highly technical studio equipment.
(2012-2013) Department of Art facilities and firing Tech (Ceramics) California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
- Worked closely with instructors providing technical and mentoring support for projects and special commissions.
- Operates and maintains kilns and other highly technical studio equipment.
(2011-2013) Department of Art – Art Education Ceramic and facilities tech California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
- Worked closely with instructors providing technical and mentoring support for projects and special commissions.
- Operates and maintains kilns and other highly technical studio equipment.
(2008-2011) Art Education Program, CSULB Long Beach, CA
- Provided in class instruction to elementary, middle school, and high school students through the program.
- Coordinated projects specified to age group and applicable art education philosophies and pedagogy.
- Communicated with teachers, administrators, and parents about projects and student goals.
- Wrote and implemented lesson plans, rubrics, and, syllabi.
- Coordinated art supplies and storage.
(2006-2008) English Tutor (Facilitator) Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
- Provided in person tutoring for adults in English and literature.
- Followed up with students about current papers and assignments.
- Mentored students through the educational process.

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