Andrea FioriAssistant Professor; Director, Arts & Culture FYP

    Assistant Professor of Studio Art; Director, Arts & Culture First Year Program

    • MEd in Art Education, Temple University
    • BA in Art Education, Messiah College

    Professor Fiori teaches drawing, painting, ceramics, and history of art and culture.

    Prior to teaching at Cairn, Fiori served 18 years as a middle school & high school art educator, as well as one year at the Hilltown Creative Arts Academy.

    In addition to teaching at Cairn, Fiori conducts educational and studio workshops, works as a corporate educator, and serves as a volunteer docent at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton (NJ).  She also serves part-time as Studio Instructor for the Cairn Community Arts Academy. She hopes to one day start her own ceramics business and lead more art-based tours abroad.

    Contact Information:
    afiori@cairn.edu
    215.702.4879

    Academic Specialties & Interests:

    • Art history
    • Studio art—especially watercolor and ceramics

     

    Certifications:

    • PA Teaching Professional Certificate, K-12 Art Education
    • NJ State Teaching Standard Certificate, Art Education
    • ACSI Professional Certificate, K-12 Art

     

    Professional Involvement:

    • Member, National Art Education Association
    • Member, Pennsylvania Art Education Association
    • Member, Art Educators of New Jersey
    • Member, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)

     

    Presentations:

    • “Coping with Burnout: Lessons from Experienced Urban Art Teachers.”  NAEA  National Convention.
    • “Running a Multi-Disciplined Based Art Education Program.” Mid-Atlantic Christian Schools Association (MACSA) Teachers’ Convention.
    • “The American Realist: Andrew Wyeth.” Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

    Teaching at Cairn since 2012

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