Raymond H. Allard


MA Degree in Educational Administration, Strayer University
M-Tech (Fine Art Printmaking), Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa
BFA – (Fine Art Photography and Drawing) University of Minnesota
 
 
PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Instructor specialized in Art, Drawing, American Studies, and English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Enthusiastic, creative classroom instructor who loves teaching
  • Accomplished public speaker, presenter, and moderator
  • Extensive background in other cultures; conversant in Portuguese
  • Working, exhibiting artist with lifelong commitment to participation in art
  • An interest in History and Natural Science
  • Exhibited and published artist and writer; Washington DC; Durban, South Africa; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Lisbon, Portugal; Minneapolis,  Minnesota
  • Dissertation “Censorship in the Arts in South Africa During Apartheid” is available at the Smithsonian African Arts Museum

 
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
 
Teaching and Curriculum Development:

  • Taught Drawing, Color Theory, Visual Expression in Washington DC
  • Teacher’s Assistant, Print-making, Durban, South Africa
  • Developed and taught American Studies course “The History of American Popular Music” in Brazil
  • Taught cartooning and Drawing to young adults, Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Alexandria, Virginia
  • Taught ESL (English as Second Language) in Washington DC metro region for 12 years to a broad spectrum of adult students
  • Presented speeches and illustrated lectures on variety of cultural subjects to international audiences in Guatemala, Brazil

 
Leadership:

  • Responsible for fund-raising activities for ’Friends of the Durban Gallery’ Board of Directors, Durban, South Africa
  • Past President, Quetzal Toastmasters Club, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Self-curated most of personal exhibitions in various international venues
  • Past Member, executive committee, Umgeni Toastmasters Club, Durban, South Africa
  • Established and managed owner-operated desktop publication

Art Exhibitions:

  • Print in 'Works on Paper' juried show, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD, March 2012
  • Prints on exhibit, Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington DC since 2002
  • Summer Salon Exhibit, Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, Virginia, 2001
  • Degree Exhibit, Technikon Natal Gallery, Durban, South Africa, 2000
  • ‘Aids Awareness Banner’ participant, Durban City Hall, South Africa 2000
  • Postcard Auction, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa 1999
  • Participant, ‘New Ground, Common Ground’ Printmakers Conference and Portfolio of Prints, Grahamstown, South Africa 1998
  • Numerous individual and group exhibitions in Washington DC; Durban, South Africa; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Lisbon, Portugal; Minneapolis,  Minnesota

 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2007 to present - Professor, Academic English, Strayer University
 
2002 to 2010  – Teacher, ESL, Sanz School, Silver Spring, Maryland

2001 - Instructor, Drawing, Visual Expression, Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, Virginia

2001 to 2002 - Teacher, ESL, Lado International, Washington, DC

2001 - Instructor, Drawing, Color Theory, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, Maryland

2000-2001 - Teacher, ESL, National Graduate University, Arlington, Virginia

1998-2000 - Teaching Assistant, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa

1995-1997 - Teacher, ESL, Lado International, Washington DC

1992-1994 - Teacher, ESL, American Studies, Uniao Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
EDUCATION
 
MA Degree in Educational Administration, Strayer University

M-Tech (Fine Art Printmaking), Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa

BFA – (Fine Art Photography and Drawing) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Certificate – (Desktop Publishing) USDA Graduate School, Washington DC

Graduate Course in Engraving, Universidade de Sao Paulo, (USP), Brasil
Courses in Drawing and Photography in Guatemala City, and St. Paul,
Portuguese and Spanish Language Instruction, Washington DC