Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing

Summa Cum Laude, 3.91 GPA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching art in grades 6-8, I challenge students to think and act creatively through personally relevant, holistic units that emphasize media exploration, concept development, and skill building. 

  • Single-handedly built a new middle school curriculum from the ground up, creating Essential Learner Outcomes and objective rubrics for summative assessments with a focus on vertical teaming

  • Established a weekly Art Club with upwards of 75 members annually, which focuses on enrichment, public art displays, and community art exposure

  • Fostered strong leadership skills through active participation in Site Leadership Team, 6-12 Leadership Team, AVID Site Team, Teachers Mentoring Teachers, Culture & Climate, and Technology committees

  • Created assessment and classroom management handbooks for student teachers

  • Collaborate with grade level teams to develop interdisciplinary STEAM and PBL units, as well as brainstorm ways to enhance student success

  • Advocate for art program through large murals, art displays, and an annual Fine Arts Night

Adjunct Instructor, Minnesota State University Moorhead, School of Art

2017 - present

Teaching Introduction to Illustration, Sequential Art, and Foundation Drawing, I enable students to push themselves out of their comfort zones through critique, research, and aesthetic inquiry.

  • Developed engaging curriculum based off contemporary and historical issues in illustration and sequential art

  • Emphasize media exploration, perceptual drawing, and artist research to develop skills and innovative concepts

  • Promote careers in illustration through guest artist visits

EDUCATION

Art Education Coordinator, Theo Art School

2011-2012

Artist In Residence, North Dakota Council on the Arts

2009-2012

Master of Arts in Art Education

4.0 GPA

Minnesota State University Moorhead

2009

Art Educator, DGF Middle School

2012 - present

ORGANIZATIONS

Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists  2012-2020

  Vice-President, Board of Directors,

 Education Committee Chair 2013-16

Red River Watercolor Society

2008-2020

  Signature Status

The Arts Partnership

2015-2020

  Primary Artist Partner

National Art Education Association

2012-2020

Bachelor of Science, Art Education

                                                    Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA

Minnesota State University Moorhead

2011

SELECT EXHIBITS & AWARDS

2019        Zeitgeist: 59th Midwestern Invitational Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN

2019        Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Watermedia Exhibition, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN

2018        A Place at the Table: Cone Pack Invitational, Plains Art Museum, Starion Bank Gallery, Fargo, ND

2018        Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Watermedia Exhibition, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN

                   • Winsor & Newton Painting Award

2017        Wonderlust, solo show, Plains Art Museum, Creativity Gallery, Fargo, ND

2017        Revolution: 58th Midwestern Invitational Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN

2016        Home: 57th Midwestern Invitational Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN

2016        Paracosms, solo show, Spirit Room Gallery, Fargo, ND

2015        Masters Thesis Exhibit, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2014        Lost & Found: 55th Midwestern Invitational Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN

​2013        Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Watermedia Exhibition, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN  

                    • RRWS Signature Status gained

2012         Americas 2012: All Media, National Juried Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND
                    • Merit Award, Purchase Award: 3 pieces accepted

2011         Dinorama: A Bachelor of Science Exhibition, Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, MSUM Moorhead, MN
2008-13   Bismarck Art and Gallery Association (BAGA) Autumn Artistry Fall Exhibit
                    • Juror's Choice (2013)

                    • Best of Show (2010)
                    • Juror’s Choice (2008)
                    • Honorable Mention (2008, 2009)
2010         Fantasy and Myth: Artwork by Jescia Hoffman, Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND
2010         Artist of the Month, Mandan Art Association, Mandan, ND
2010         Americas 2010: Paperworks, National Juried Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND
2009-10   Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Watermedia Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND; Hjemkomst Center 

2009         Modern Myth: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit, Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, MSUM Moorhead, MN
2006-09   MSUM Juried Student Art Exhibit, Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, MSUM, Moorhead, MN
                    • Faculty Award (2009)
                    • Dean’s Award (2008)
                    • Viewer’s Choice Award (2006)
2008       Realities, Bachelor of Arts Exhibit, Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, MSUM, Moorhead, MN
2007       Drawing Guild Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2007       Interplay, Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, MSUM, Moorhead, MN

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2019         Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in Our School, district-wide professional development, DGF Public Schools

2019         Teaching with Tutorial Videos, Metro Tech Camp, Moorhead, MN

2019         Using Stop Motion Animation as a Vehicle for Project-Based Learning, Metro Tech Camp, Moorhead, MN

2018         Building Bridges: Promoting Empathy Through PBL, Metro Tech Camp, Moorhead, MN

2016         Meta-Tutorial: A Tutorial for Making Tutorials, TIES Conference, Minneapolis, MN

2016         Digitizing the Easel: Student Perspectives on Tutorial Videos in the Art Classroom, Art

                  Education, vol 69(4)

2016         Meta-Tutorial: A Tutorial for Making Tutorials, National Art Education Association Conference,

                  Chicago, IL

2015         Dinorama: FMVA Visual Talk, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2015         Wonderlust: Thesis Talk, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2015         How To:, Metro Tech Camp, West Fargo, ND

2015         Adventures in Flipping an Art Room, Metro Tech Camp, West Fargo, ND

2014         Stop Motion Animation, Fargo Tech Camp, Fargo, ND

ACHIEVEMENTS

2020                YouTube Creator Award: Silver Play Button (for passing 100,000 subscribers), YouTube

2016                Individual Arts Partnership Grant, The Arts Partnership

2016                Outstanding Masters Thesis Award, United States Society for Education through Art

2014-2015      MA Art Education Scholarship, MICA                                            

2014-2015      Surdna Foundation Scholarship, MICA                                                      

2006-2008      Excellence in Art and Design Scholarship, MSUM                          
2004-2009      Upperclass Scholarship, MSUM (5 years)                                        
2004                Freshman Talent in Art and Design Scholarship, MSUM              
 

© 2017 by Jescia Hoffman Hopper