Artist & Occupational Therapist


Academic Qualifications:

Picture Writing – Self Study 2012-2016

Private Eye in STEM Curriculum ( Graduate Course PSU) 2012

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in Studio Arts (Cont. Ed) 2012

Visual Thinking Strategies Facilitator Training PDI1 2010

Certificate of Craft-Oregon College of Art and Craft (’99 – ‘07)

Mixed Media skills:  drawing, painting, printmaking, glass and ceramics

M.S. in Education, (August 1985), Portland State University,

Graduated with academic honors in Curriculum Design & Development

B.S. in Occupational Therapy, (June 1977), U of Washington,

Seattle, WA. Graduated with academic honors


Relevant Art Educator Experiences

2016  Parkdale 2nd Grade Classroom – Animals in their Habitat Book Making

2016  National Printmaker’s Conference

2015  WS Youth Center   Process Painting Experiences

2013-2014    Columbia Center for the Arts, Education & Outreach Chair

2014    Columbia Center for the Arts – Personal Narrative Project

2014    WS Youth Center Portraits & Nevelson Project

2013    North Shore Café – Community Art Events 3-8 y/o

2013    WS Youth Center – Surrealism in the Garden Project

2013    Columbia Center for the Arts – Create-a-Skin (STEAM)

1977–2017    Licensed Occupational Therapist – OR and WA

2012    Process Painting (experiential)

2010-2011    Visual Thinking Strategies  (VTS) Facilitator – PDI1

2010-2011    Evidence-Based Curriculum: Picture Writing & PrivateEye

2011    Right-Brain Initiative Workshop (June 2011)

2009    Handwriting Without Tears Workshop


Employment Overview 2009 – 2016

2016  Parkdale Elementary School,  2nd Grade Picture Writing and VTS, Hood River, OR

2013 – 2016  White Salmon Youth Center Arts Education, WA

2013    Columbia Center for the Arts – Create-a-Skin (STEAM) After-school program) OR

2007-Current   Strid Creative Studios – Art exhibitions-professional

2010-2012    VTS Facilitator (volunteer) – Forest Park and Winterhaven School

2011    Maya Angelou After School Group – Book Making


References:  Available upon Request


Learn More About:  Cyndi’s Art Education Philosophy       View Youth Class Artworks