Rick Anthony Diaz


92nd Street Y Art Center

Manhattan, NY
Fall 1995 – Present
Current classes: 'Summer Art Quest', 'Drawing' and Drawing at the Museum.' Past classes: 'Art Quest', 'The Art of Pop Culture', 'Cartooning', 'Young Artists', 'Art of the Environment' and 'Art Beat'.
Age Span 6 – 18

Hackley School
Tarrytown, NY
Fall 2012 - Present

Teach art to elementary grade students including observational drawing, nature art in a forest environment and creating imaginative sculptures and cartoons inspired by children's literature.
Grades 3 & 4

The Joan Mitchell Foundation
Manhattan, NY
Spring 2006 – Spring 2012
I teach a saturday outreach program and an afterschool program. The program is focused on sculpture with a foundation of drawing and painting skills. Past projects have included clay sculptures, paper mache constructions and mixed media assemblages.
Grades 2 – 12

Ethical Culture and Fieldston School
Manhattan , NY
Fall 2006 – Spring 2008
I taught an after-school class for 1st to 5th grade students from puppet making to map making and obsrvational drawing.

Wingspan Arts
Manhattan, NY
Fall 2006 – Spring 2008
I taught 'Enviro Art'' and 'Art Attack'' at p.s. 183 and p.s. 191. The projects include functional art such as picture frames made of twigs on cardboard and woven paper placemats and mixed media texture collages.
Grades K – 2

Little Red School House
Manhattan, NY
Spring & Summer 2006
I taught a course for middle schoool grade students afterschool and summer courses for younger and middle school students in printing, collage, drawing and painting.
Grades 5 – 7, K – 7

Special Music School of America
Manhattan, NY
Fall 2003 –Spring 2005
As art educator in residence, I implemented art classes based on various cross curricular subjects from the study of ancient Greece and Egypt to New York City neighborhoods. The art program culminated in a large end of the year exhibition of student work.
Grades K – 8

P.S. 75
Manhattan, NY
Fall 99 – Spring 01
The art program was literature–based. I read a story to the class and implementing a related art project. Projects involved issues of family, neighborhood, and the city of New York. Much of the work was included in a yearly school-wide auction to raise money for the art program.
Grades K – 3

P.S. 75
The Bronx, NY
Spring 99 – Spring 03
I devised and taught art projects designed to teach students about multi cultural clothing, history and architecture while introducing them to basic art skills. Student work was put on display for the yearly multi cultural festival.
Grades K – 6

Parsons School of Design/New School for Social Research
Manhattan, NY
Summer 98
I introduced basic art skills in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to aspiring young artists in the class 'August Art Camp' .
Ages 8 – 12

M.S. 52
The Bronx, NY
Fall 98
Taught introductory art classes from drawing and collage to large scale painting.
Grades 5 – 7

Saint Francis De Sales
and Saint Lucy's Academy
Manhattan, NY
Fall 97 – Spring 98
I taught art to both schools as part of one program. Lessons included observational still-life drawing, portrait painting, mixed media collage & pattern printing.
Grades Pre-K – 8

West Side Y Youth Services
Manhattan, NY
Summer 97
The summer art classes mainly involved exploring available materials and drawing in nearby Central Park.
Ages 6 – 14

Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village
Manhattan, NY
Spring 96
Created and taught a nine week curriculum in landscape painting, portraiture, perspective drawing and craft projects.
Ages 5 – 11

New Settlement Apartments
The Bronx, NY
Summer 96
Created and taught a summer art curriculum focusing on African art which included taking students to the Guggenheim Museum to see the exhibit 'The Art of Africa'. The summer concluded with an exhibiton of student art. At the exhibition, parents were invited to view a video presentation that documented the process of making art with the children.
Ages 3 – 12


Doing Art Together, Inc.
New York, NY
January 2007 – Present
Co-manage an art education non-profit organization under the title of Program Coordinator. Oversee a staff of Teaching Artists, which conduct a series outreach art courses in public schools and social service agencies. Develop new interdisciplinary art curriculums that align with the NYC Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the
Arts, help with grant application and Department of Education contract application processes.


As an art consultant, I have written and developed art, science, architecture and social study curriclums, then taught them in classrooms and museums.

As an educational consultant, I offer the advantage of combining computer graphic, illustration and photography skills in creating curriculum and museum materials from exhibition displays to booklets and visual aids.

Landmark West!
Spring 2002
Developed and taught an architecture / preserrvation curriculum including developing and designing an activity booklet.
Grades 4 & 5

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Norwalk, CT
Fall 1999–Fall 2000
Developed interactive educational activities and programs in
collaboration with
museum staff.
Ages 1 –12

Staten Island
Children’s Museum
Staten Island, NY
Winter 2000
Helped develop
public programs on world puppetry and sound effects.
Ages 3 – 12


Los Angeles
Children’s Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Summer 95
Facilitated museum exhibits, including art, recycling & movement workshops.
Ages 3 –12

Children’s Museum
Pasadena, CA
Winter 89 –Winter 91
Guided groups on tours and taught art & science workshops.
Ages 3 –12


The School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
Spring 97
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts and a Certificate of Completion in Art Education.

City College
Pasadena, CA
Spring 95
Majored in fine arts. Studied 2-D & 3-D design, screen printing and black and white photography.

Otis College of
Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
Summer 94
Attended summer classes on a photography scholarship which included courses in life drawing & art history.

The Art Students League
New York, NY
Summer 89
Studied life drawing.

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