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									Alyssa Whitworth
582 Melody Lane
Highland Park IL 60035

Telephone No: 847-432-7935


        Art has always been a major part and focus of my life. I began taking classes at
the Highland Park Art Center when I was in pre-school. Classes included pottery,
drawing, painting and jewelry. Almost every summer, through middle school, I
participated in local art camps run through the Highland Park park district and the art
center. During high school I have continued my studies with AP classes through the
school, a class at Columbia College, and a class at the School of the Art Institute. I
intend to continue improving my skills and knowledge through my art studies at the
college level. Please find a brief resume of my experiences below.

Art Education

2008-Present - Highland Park High School – Highland Park, IL

                2011-2012 AP Studio Art (In progress)
                2010-2011 AP Studio Art (B+/A-)
                2009-2010 Drawing and Painting (A-/A-)
                2010 Photography (A-)
                2008-2009 Studio Art 1 & 2

Summer 2011- School of the Art Institute Chicago

                Portrait Drawing 1
       -   Covered figure drawing and portraits, we experimented with rendering
           shadows and
       -   Learned about making my portfolio

Summer 2010 - Columbia College of Design – Chicago, IL

                 Digital Photography
                - Graphic design course which taught me how to digitally edit and
                  Manipulate photos

Summer 2010 – Art Center Highland Park – Highland Park, IL

                 Figure Drawing
                 - Figure drawing and painting from a seated model
Relevant Organizations

August 2008 – Present - Highland Park High School Art Club

       -   Worked on a variety of projects such as sculpting, photography, jewelry
           making, and glass fusing
       -   Made art pieces with the club for contests

January 2010 – Present - Sojourn Literary Magazine, Highland Park High School

       -   Edited literary pieces and artwork for the magazine
       -   Had some pieces of my work featured in the magazine

May 2011 – Present - Highland Park High School Animal Rights Organization

       Animal Rights Organization Promotions Officer
       - Planned events and organized information to promote the events
       - Created posters promoting animal rights
       - Produced short promotional videos to air in school announcements
       - Volunteered at various organizations and shelters

Work Experience

Summer 2011 - Rainbow Project, Inc. - Madison, WI

       -    Assisted during art therapy sessions with children
       -    Learned about different methods of art therapy for traumatized children

September 2011 – Present - Sunshine Crafts Art Studio – Highland Park, IL
      - Helped children create art pieces
      - Answered questions for customers

Additional Honors

Inducted into Highland Park High School Honor Society – Spring 2011 High Honor

Ruth Esserman Summer Scholarship of the Arts – Highland Park High School 2011

My pieces of work have been exhibited in various shows at the Art Center of Highland

I have exhibited in numerous student shows at Highland Park High school.

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