63 Manzana Court

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49534
Phone: 586-255-4224
Blog: emilyhorvat.blogspot.com
E-mail: emily.horvat@gmail.com
Grand Valley State University , Allendale, Michigan
Fall 2009 – April 2014
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art Education and Education
Minor, Art History - Emphasis, Printmaking
Overall GPA: 3.426 Major GPA: 3.179

Professional Development

Student Teaching at Comstock Park Elementary Schools – Winter 2014
• Assisted and took over in art teaching at Comstock Park Elementary Schools.
• Designed and taught lessons for ages RK-5
Grade based on a unit written for teaching
the elements and principles of art while incorporating storytelling and art history.

Teacher Assisting at East Rockford Middle School – Fall 2013
• Assisted in art teaching in Rockford Middle school with 7
and 8
graders. Helped plan
lessons and assignments for Art 1 and Advanced Art 1 and 2.
• Designed and taught lessons for Advanced Art 1 and 2 based on a unit written for
self-exploration and identity by integrating several art and media techniques.

Process: a BA Exhibition – Winter 2013
• Curated, set-up, planned, and hosted an exhibition in the GVSU Padnos Art Gallery with a
fellow classmate. This show had our personal artworks along with the works from the
students from the Express and Experience Workshop.

Express and Experience Workshop – Fall 2012
• Co-hosted an art workshop for the Rising Star Summer Camp students, giving them an
opportunity to express themselves outside of their classroom environment.

Rockford Art Buddies – Spring 2012 / Fall 2012
• Developed and presented three different workshops on Grand Valley’s campus.
• Designed to teach new techniques and bring new ideas to visiting art students with
disabilities from Rockford Public Schools.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Workshop – Spring 2012
• Designed and facilitated a workshop for families, targeted to children of all ages. The
workshop was designed in connection with the works of Frederik Meijer’s visiting artist,
Deborah Butterfield.

ARTcation – Fall 2011
• Volunteered at the UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts), during ArtPrize, by
assisting with interpreting the art to students, who visited from various Grand Rapids
Public elementary schools.

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Michigan and National Art Education Association (MAEA & NAEA) Experiences

MAEA Annual Conference 2013 – Mackinac Island, Michigan – Fall 2013
Presented the Bridging Communities Workshop that our student chapter hosted last year
with Grand Rapids students in at-risk situations. In addition to presenting the workshop
twice at this conference, we also attended speaker sessions and participated in other

Family Day at Grand Valley State University – Fall 2012 & Fall 2013
Created an activity during GVSU’s Family Weekend. Set up two stations to work with
students and family members on the Allendale Campus. Students were able creatively
express their identity by making lanterns and masks (2012) and making robots and
monsters out of recycled materials (2013).

MAEA Annual Conference 2012 – Traverse City, Michigan – Fall 2012
Presented the Identity Workshop that we hosted last year with Grand Rapids’ students in
at risk-situations. In addition to presenting the workshop twice at this conference, we
also attended speaker sessions and participated in other workshops.

PALS Program Workshops – Spring 2012, Spring 2013, & Fall 2013
Worked with students who are in at-risk home situations. NAEA ran two different
workshops for the PALS program at GVSU for mentors and mentees. These workshops
used different mediums, with the goal of providing opportunities for students to explore
and express their identities

Alternative Drawing Workshop – Fall 2011
Visited one of our fellow art education students at Walker Charter Academy, the school in
which she was placed for her student teaching. We were able to share what we had
learned in our intermediate drawing class with the academy students on how to draw a
landscape using alternative drawing methods.

Related Employment

GVSU, College of Education, Grand Rapids, Michigan – August 2011 to Present
Student Office Assistant
• Serve as a receptionist, by greeting visitors to the College of Education. Provide clerical
support to faculty and staff by answering the phone, making photocopies, communicating
with students via email, delivering mail, and organizing files.

Rising Star Summer Camp, Allendale, Michigan – June thru July 2012 & 2013
Art Teacher
• Provided counseling and art instruction to students with learning disabilities, which
included preparing lesson plans, organizing and purchasing supplies, and managing my

Treasured Friends Daycare, Richmond, Michigan – May thru August 2011 & 2012
Childcare Aide
• Prepared and fed breakfast and lunch, read stories, lead music and movement, instructed
art projects, changed diapers for infants and toddlers, supervised nap time, cleaned
classrooms, and oversaw both the inside and outside play areas.

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Commissioned Work
Bedroom Mural – Fall 2012
• Designed and painted a personalized bedroom.
Illustration – Winter 2012
• Designed the cover of the Summer / Fall 2012 edition of Colleagues, published by
GVSU’s College of Education.
Nursery Painting – Summer 2011
• Designed and painted a nursery with a Dr. Seuss theme, for a family friend.

Leadership Experience

NAEA Student Chapter, president – Fall 2013 to present
Teachers of Tomorrow, member – Fall 2012 to present
NAEA Student Chapter, member – Fall 2011 to present
NAEA Student Chapter, secretary – Fall 2012 to Spring 2013

High School
Student Council Executive Board President - senior year
National Honor Society – freshman, sophomore, junior, & senior years
Class President - freshman, sophomore, & junior years

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