Febrer Arts LLC
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As an educator, I am committed to the vital role of visual art education as a force for lasting positive social and environmental change. I believe that a critical arts practice empowers us to not only to explore and appreciate the world we live in, but also to share our unique discoveries and points of view with our communities. I was the first instructor of fine art to ever receive the American Association of Colleges & Universities’ K. Patricia Cross Award for Future Leaders in Higher Education recognizing my curriculum’s focus on developing civic engagement through the arts. I have led workshops at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and at Yale University’s Department of Political Science, among others. I currently teach “Art in Education,” a class on how to integrate the arts to enhance classroom teaching, at the Teacher Education Department of the City University of New York, BMCC. For the past six years, I have taught intensive studio classes for teens, including Portfolio Preparation, at the 92nd Street Y Art Center where I also mentor apprentice instructors through their Teaching Assistant program. I also work with the 92Y Center for Arts Learning and Leadership to provide arts instruction in NYC public schools. I have previously taught at the Cooper Union, where I was also the Administrative Coordinator of the Saturday Program for High School Students, Nassau Community College, Stony Brook University, and the Center for Arts Education Future Arts Initiative, a multi-year federally funded program where I mentored a cohort of NYC District 29 art teachers on best practices for incorporating contemporary art.