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Artist &

Art Educator

Laura Voth

I believe that art transforms lives. Working in the Tulsa community as an artist, art educator, and formerly the Community Programs Coordinator at the Philbrook Museum of Art, I have personally witnessed how art brings people together and creates healthy and constructive relationships between organizations, community groups, and individuals. I firmly believe that art heals and empowers each individual life as well as a community. My goal is to utilize the arts as an educational tool for developing creative and critical thinking skills, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, personal discovery, and citizenship.

(Photograph by Rachel Scroggs )

LAURA E VOTH

Artist & Art Educator

www.lauraelisabethart.com

Personal Summary

Laura Voth is an artist, art educator, and active art community member based in Tulsa, OK. Her experience includes developing, facilitating, and teaching art education programming, museum education programming, events, outreaches, and community experiences for audiences including children, teens, college students, adults, older adults, and people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Masters of Art in Administrative Leadership, 2017

The University of Oklahoma (4.0 GPA, Honors Society)

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, 2013

Oral Roberts University (Cum Laude, Outstanding Student Award)

Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Visual Artist 

 

Tulsa based visual artist proficient in water-media, espresso painting, acrylic & oil painting, and drawing with basic knowledge of photography, film, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance art, social practice, and conceptual works. 

 

Project Assistant

Masterwork Academy

Provides administrative, organizational, and project implementation support for Masterwork Academy. Supports Academy operations and activity by assisting in the onboarding, training, and evaluation of Masterwork volunteers; helps identify, maintain, and pull reports from data points in the Masterwork database; assists with weekly ongoing projects including social media and helps execute special events. Recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura developed and edited over 50 arts education lesson plan videos allowing dance, music, and visual art educators to stay connected with their students. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN1LzaADZ7IBv3yqQCzFQ5g

 

Art Educator

Masterwork Academy 

Lead visual arts teacher for the arts academy outreach program. Responsible for developing and facilitating learning arts experiences for 1st - 5th grade Tulsa Public School students four days a week after school. 

Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa

Teaching artist and lesson plan developer for YMCA Summer Go STEAM outreach program. Artist in residence for Artists in the Schools program, Girl Scout Badges, Imagination Day, Camps, Adult Classes, & Demonstrations.

Montereau Assisted Living Facility

Lead artist for the arts education program. Responsible for developing art experiences for multiple Tulsa resident facilities (early stage to middle stage Alzheimer’s disease) at The Abbey.

Community Painting Instructor

Lead art instructor for painting events at organizations including Churches, Businesses, Nonprofits & Galleries in Oklahoma such as Mother Road Market, Asbury Church, & 71 Apartments. 

Life Senior Services

Lead art instructor for the Southminster campus teaching Oil Painting 101 and Watercolor 101 to older adult participants. 

 

The Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter

Lead artist for the Drawing on Memories program. Responsible for developing art experiences for multiple Tulsa resident facilities (early stage to middle stage Alzheimer’s disease) throughout the Tulsa community.

 

Museum Educator

Community Programs Coordinator 

Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK

Founder and facilitator of award winning art education program, The Collective, for Tulsa-area teens. Serving over 150 Tulsa teens with a direct arts experience and reaching over 1200 community members with teen facilitated interactive arts experiences. Revitalized Art Focus, an arts initiative for caregivers and people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Founded The Longest Day, an annual community art event in partnership with the National Alzheimer's Association. Responsible for developing new community partnerships and artist collaborations to reach new or underserved audiences and develop innovative art education opportunities that encourage studio learning and critical and creative thinking. Directly worked with over 100 artists and community partners within the last year. Train and oversee all program assistant staff and interns. Proficient in grant writing, receiving double the amount of funds asked for. Manage multiple education programs and department budgets. 

 

Education Assistant 

Philbrook Museum,  Tulsa, OK

Assisted education program participants with hands-on creation of art. Assisted Education Staff and Teaching Artists with studio needs, logistics, program facilitation, and content development. Art Education Programs included: Outreach, Home School, Art Camp, 2nd Saturdays, Heyman, Third Thursdays, Special Events, Garden Glow, Festival of Trees, Gallery Talks, Docent Training, Arty Party.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, “Hues for Hope”, Featured Artist, Tulsa, OK.

Philbrook Museum of Art & Cabin Boys Brewery, “Drawing Rally”, Guest Artist,  Tulsa, OK. 

Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, “Hues for Hope”, Featured Artist, Tulsa, OK.

 

MisFEST, Featured Visual & Community Engagement Artist, Guthrie Green, Tulsa, OK. 

The Hive, “Give A Girl A Paintbrush: A Show Benefiting Tulsa Girls Art School”, Jenks, OK.

 

Gathering Place, “BLOOM Festival”, Guest Artist, Tulsa, OK. 

Studio 75, Studio Artist, Kendall-Whittier Art Festival, Tulsa, OK. 

Fair Fellow Coffee, “Solo Show”, Featured Artist, Tulsa, OK.

Free Spirit Chiropractor, “Solo Show”, Featured Artist, Tulsa, OK.

Bobby Pin, “Solo Show”, Featured Artist, Tulsa, OK.

Philbrook Museum of Art, “Artist Drawing Rally” Festival, Guest Artist, Tulsa, OK.

 

Black Wall Street Art Gallery, “The Conciliation Series”, Exhibiting Artist, Tulsa, OK.

Niska-Art Gallery, "Silver Alumni Show", Exhibiting Artist, Niskayuna, NY.

MISCELLANEOUS

Artist Teachers, "www.artistteachers.org", Featured Teaching Artist, Online publication.

Oklahoma Museum Association, “Outstanding Outreach or Education Program 2016 Award for OFF THE WALL: Teen Initiative”, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK.  

 

Publication, “Creativity in the Land of Dementia: Finding Inspiration in the Journey”, Deborah Shouse

 

Tulsa Community College, “www.artfocustcc.com”, English Composition 102 student blog dedicated to Art Focus art-education program, Tulsa, OK.

 

PBS Digital Studios, Art Assignment Highlights Video Feature, Philbrook Museum of Art, Online.

ART ADVOCACY

I Have A Story Project Creator & Director, United States of America.

Arts Distance Learning Creator & Editor, Masterwork Academy, Tulsa, OK.

Kendall-Whittier District, Kendall-Whittier Board Member, Tulsa, OK. 

OK Public School Resource Ctr, Guest Speaker, OKC, OK. 

Global Scholars Retreat, Session Speaker, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. 

Congressional Art Competition Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Art Competition Judge, The Hive, Jenks, Tulsa, OK. 

The Backyard Series, Founder of Arts Education Program, OK. 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Museum Programs Symposium, Panel Speaker, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. 

Regional Teen Convening, Guest Museum Educator, Crystal Bridges Museum ofAmerican Art & ICA Boston, Bentonville, AR. 

Educator Idea Share, Presenter, Oklahoma Museums Association & Mabee Gerrer Museum, Shawnee, OK. 

Art Speaks, Panel Speaker, Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK.

ORU Artists, Guest Speaker, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. 

How Art Helps Panel Discussion, Moderator & Speaker, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK. 

Illustrating Alzheimer’s: Moments Shared Through Creativity Exhibit, Curator, Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, Tulsa, OK. 

The Longest Day, Team Captain & Event Developer, The Alzheimer’s Association & Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. 

Off The Wall: Teen Initiative, Outreach Developer and Facilitator,  Philbrook Museum of Art & Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, Tulsa, OK.

Education Committee Member, Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.

Older Adults Arts Learning & Training Event, Guest Speaker, Oklahoma Arts Council, OKC, OK.

Create Contemplate Collaborate, Annual Conference, Guest Speaker, Oklahoma Museums Association, Woodward, OK. 

Art21 Screening, Host and Discussion Facilitator, Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.