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Artist - Educator - Art Enthusiast

Starting at a young age, I have found painting, sculpting, and photography a positive outlet, and as I graduated college with a B.S. in Fine Art and Art Education, I was determined to help others discover the benefits of creating art. Throughout the past 10 years, I have been teaching children and adults expression through various art mediums. 

Currently, I am in my 7th year teaching the following classes at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward: Visual Arts (Art 1), Sculpture, Ceramics and Digital Photography.  I have also taught: Advanced Placement Art (2D, Drawing and 3D Design), Digital Photography, Advanced Digital Design, Drawing, and Painting.

In 2013, one of my AP Art students was featured in the National A.P. Art Touring Exhibition.  She was 1/25 chosen from 60,000 portfolios submitted for College board's AP Studio Art Exam. For more information, please follow this link:

For examples of class curriculum & Lesson plans please visit my class websites:​

In this photo: During one of the school's art gallery openings, I was instructing an AP Art student on how to take indoor photographs. Each month, the art gallery would feature a show dedicated to a specific theme.

Visual Arts (grade 9) -

​Ap Art (grades 11-12) -
Digital Photography & Design (grades 10-12) -

Ceramics (grades 10-12):

Sculpture (grades 10-12):

Student Awards and Artwork:  2012 - 2013

Advanced Placement Art Feature:

Examples of videos created by my AP Art Students highlighting their 24 piece portfolios.  Additionally, all of my AP students create artist websites featuring works from their breadth and concentration portfolios.

Samples of my AP Art Student Portfolio Websites: Breadth and Concentration

Feature Videos on myself as a 21st Century Arts Teacher:

Videos created at my current position featuring student work and educational tools and strategies that I incorporate into the classroom.

​VIDEO #1:  (left) Art Teacher Brooke Nelson and AP art student Catherine Farinas '13 demonstrate how the digital drawing tablet is revolutionizing the field of art.

VIDEO #2: AP Visual Arts teacher Brooke Nelson demonstrates how her classes are using Facebook to help students communicate and share information.





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