Focuses on the subject being taught. Students individual needs within a subject or medium being discussed. Demonstrate and lecture accordingly as the teacher and then let the students experiment with the lessons and topics. Fair and constructive criticism/encouragement when necessary.
Associates degree in studio art. Bachelors degree in fine art focusing in painting and ceramics. Studied printmaking, drawing, fibers, jewelry, sculpture, art history, gender studies, and entrepreneur studies. I teach a variety of subjects and mediums for your individual needs.
James E. O’Leary Interdisciplinary Artist & Entrepreneur
2020 Bachelors of Fine Art, Painting, Ceramics Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
2018 Jewelry Making, Metalworking Baltimore Jewelry Center
2017 Associates of Arts, Studio Art St. Petersburg College (SPC)
Awards and Recognitions:
2017 MICA Scholarship MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 MICA Grant MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 Transfer Student Grant MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 Dean's Grant MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 Third Place Painting Displayed Leepa Ratner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs FL
2017 Student Charrette, Honorable Mention Tarpon Springs Campus SPC, Tarpon Springs FL
2016 David P. Anderson Scholarship for Artists Clearwater Campus SPC, Clearwater FL
2016 Henry Ohrns and Mary Hume Ohrns Scholarship Clearwater Campus SPC, Clearwater FL
2016 Student Charrette, Third Place Tarpon Springs Campus SPC, Tarpon Springs FL
2016 Student Charrette, Honorable Mention Tarpon Springs Campus SPC, Tarpon Springs FL
Exhibitions and Participations:
2020 Introduced Guest Artist Louis Fratino Falvey Hall MICA, Baltimore MD
2020 Up/Start Venture Competition Leidy Atrium MICA, Baltimore MD
2020 Senior Class Thesis Preview Show Lazarus Building MICA, Baltimore MD
2019 MICA Annual Winter Art Market Leidy Atrium MICA, Baltimore MD
2019 2020 Ceramics Senior Show Main-O Gallery MICA, Baltimore MD
2019 Fire Fest Wood Fire Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2019 Annual Student Juried Exhibition Fox Building MICA, Baltimore MD
2019 Junior Independent Painting Show Lazarus Building MICA, Baltimore MD
2018 MICA Ceramics Dept. Annual Wood Fire Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2018 Hybrid Methods Student Work Exhibition Leidy Atrium MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 MICA Annual Winter Art Market Brown Building MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 MICA Ceramics Dept. Annual Wood Fire Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2017 Annual Student Juried Exhibition Fox Building MICA, Baltimore MD
2017 Student Charrette Tarpon Springs Campus SPC, Tarpon Springs FL
2017 Student Charrette Award Show Leepa Ratner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs FL
2016 Student Charrette Tarpon Springs Campus SPC, Tarpon Springs FL
2016 Secretary of the Titan Exchange Club St. Pete/Gibbs Campus SPC, St. Petersburg FL
2016 Portfolio Review for Scholarships Tarpon Springs Campus SPC, Tarpon Springs FL
2016 Student Juried Exhibition Crossroads Gallery SPC, Clearwater FL
2015 Fractures Crossroads Gallery SPC, Clearwater FL
Company/Organization: St. Petersburg College
Dates Employed: 05/19-07/19
Job Title: Intern, Studio Tech Assistant, Teacher Assistant
Major Duties: Assist professors with their students, help students with technical and conceptual skills, studio monitoring, studio cleaning, glazing research project, keeping personal duty log, artist interviews, re-containing and relabeling of dry materials, and manage kiln flow by loading and unloading kilns.
Company/Organization: Lush Cosmetics North America
Dates Employed: 10/17-07/18
Job Title: Sales Lead/Key Holder
Major Duties: Open/closing store duties, money handling, recruiting and training, coaching team members, daily/weekly shop planning and forecasting, process shipments/damages/recycled products according to company standards, manage the sales floor and stock, visual merchandising and marketing changes, loss prevention, product demonstrations, product knowledge, brand management and representation.
Company/Organization: Bath and Body Works
Dates Employed: 11/12-08/14
Job Title: Sales Lead/Key Holder
Major Duties: Open/closing store duties, balance and maintain register funds, recruiting and training, coaching new and senior team members, create sales forecasts based off of metrics provided from the company and past sales forecasts and results, process shipments/damages/recycled product according to company standards, manage the sales floor and the back room, visual merchandising and changes, loss prevention, product and brand knowledge.
Company/Organization: American Eagle Outfitters
Dates Employed: 11/11-04/13
Job Title: Sales Associate, Visual Display Lead
Major Duties: Sales, sign customers up for credit cards, assist customers on sales floor/fitting rooms/cash wrap, shipment, stock floor, maintain a good visual presence throughout the store, overnight floor changes, visual changes such as window displays and bust forms, internal and external marketing changes, loss prevention.
Professional Skills and Tools:
Microsoft Office | Adobe Creative Suite | Google Suite | Proficient written and spoken english | Brand Management Marketing | Merchandising | Forecasting | Recruitment | Sales | Business and production driving | Customer relations Employee relations | Coaching and training | Business and studio management | Organization | Strategic Planning Event planning and organization | Time Management | Creative problem solving | Curating | Driving results
Painting: Abstraction, Realism, Portraiture, Acrylics, Mixed material/media, Art history.
Ceramics: Wheel throwing, Hand Building, Cast ceramics, Digital/alternative fabrication, Surface decorating, and glaze techniques. Glaze Making/formulation, Clay Mixing/formulation, and Material Science. Kiln Knowledge of electric, gas, raku, and wood kilns, and History of ceramics.
Drawing: Basics, Measuring, Lines, Shading, Proportions, Perspective, Tonal light and shadow. Still Life, landscapes, portraits, and drawing with alternative materials.
Printmaking: Screen printing on a variety of materials, linocuts, Wood block, Mono-printing, and Etching.
Fibers: Weaving, Fabric dying, Basic fabric construction, Sewing machines, Needle point, Embroidering, Felting, and Screen printing.
Wood shop: Laminating, Tile saw, Sanding, Band saw, Table saw, Staining/sealing wood, and Milling.
Film/Video: Production, Directing, and Editing.
Fabrication: 2D and 3D design and fabrication, Digital and non-digital fabrication techniques, Laser cutter, 3D printing, Mold making, Casting, Prototyping, Wood shop.
Jewelry and Metalworking: Stone setting, Ring making, Surface treatment, Form folding, Soldering, Etching, and Riveting.
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