Experience in Art Education
Education and Experience
2019 - 2020
Police Reform Organizing Project
As Visiting Artist Ms. Swords organized art-making workshops for children and parents in community centers in east and west Harlem.
September 2009 - August 2018
Founder & Director, Red Hook Art Project
Ms. Swords founded and directed a small volunteer-based nonprofit in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
During her time at its helm RHAP provided up to 30 children a year with free access to mentoring from professional visual artists and musicians on weekends. (This focus was supplemented with homework help and stress management workshops on weekdays.)
September - May 1997, September - May 2003
Adjunct Professor of Studio Art, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Ms Swords taught sculpture and drawing (beginner and intermediate levels) as a substitute for professor's sebaticals.
September 1990 - May 1995
New York Academy of Art,
New York Studio School,
Five years of intensive studies resulting in a Masters of Fine Art with a concentration in figurative sculpture.