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Subjects Taught
AP Studio Art, Special Topics - Art 3, Special Topics - Art I, Visual Arts I, Visual Arts III

Education

Associates in Arts from Hopkinsville Community College

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with Minor in Education from Austin Peay State University

Master's Degree in School Administration from Murray State University

Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Western Kentucky University

National Board Certification: Art Middleschool through Adult in progress



Experience

EXPERIENCE

CHRISTIAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER

Hopkinsville, KY: August 2003 to Present

Planned and carried out visual arts lessons for 9th-12th grade students in the areas of drawing, painting, mixed media, graphic design, photography and three dimensional artwork. Exhibited students’ work

FREE LANCE ARTIST, DESIGNER, MURAL ARTIST and PHOTOGRAPHER

Hopkinsville, KY, 1990- Present:  Murals, Drawings, paintings, illustrations, logos, menus, etc. for clients in Western Kentucky, Tennessee, andCentral Florida.

Owner of Blue Springs Art Studio LLC , Cerulean KY 2016



Bio

Paula Gieseke is a Western Kentucky Native that lives and works in Christian County.   She is a professional artist and photographer who owns her own business, Blue Springs Art Studio, in Cerulean.  "Ms. G." teaches, drawing, painting, mixed media, andd graphic design at Christian County High School.  She is also the Department Head for Arts & Humanities and PE and the CCHS Gifted and Talented coordinator.  She paints in a vareity of sizes ranging to large scale murals both indoor and outdoors to small acrylic painting.  She creates realistic portrait drawings, photographs weddings and local events, and sells art and furniture creations at Griffin's Studio downtown Hopkinsville.   She is a member of the Hopkinsville Art Guild and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennyroyal Arts Council.  She is also a member of the National Art Education Assoication in the Kentucky Chapter.  She is a graduate of the Hopkinsville Citizens Police Academy, Leadership Hopkinsville, and Coordinates for the Youth Leadership Hopkinsville Arts and Humanities Day. 

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES

Arts and Humanities Program Review Coordinator 2017

Department Head for Arts and Humanities and PE 2017

National Art Honor Society Sponsor 2016-Present* Unlimited Art Club Chapter Sponsor 2004-2017

Young At Art Student Art Exhibit Coordinator for CCBOE 2006-Present

Yearbook Sponsor 2006-Present

Prom Sponsor 2006-Present

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

HOPKINSVILLE COMMUITY COLLEGE ROUND TABLE ART AND LITERARY MAGAZINE

         Artwork Published 2015,2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Cover Artwork, and other top awards

PENNYROYAL JURIED ART SHOW ART AWARDS: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

1ST place awards in drawing, photography, and mixed media

HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER OF THE YEAR KY ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 2014

KENTUCKY REPRESENTATIVE SOUTH EASTERN REGIONAL ART TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2016

Leadership Hopkinsville Graduate with “Project Playground” 2007