Profile. Mark Alan Anderson is a multi-disciplinary artmaker and visual art educator. He encourages personal development of visual literacy in learners through the combined exploration of design, photograph, traditional hand art, and emerging digital medias. He has been named Missouri’s MAEA Art Educator of the Year and was one of six finalists for Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
District Visual Art Coordinator, North Kansas City Schools; Kansas City, Missouri: 2009 – current
District K-12 Art Professional Development, District Art K-12 Staff and Budget Management, District K-12 Art Curriculum Development.
Educational Consultant, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Kansas City, Missouri: 2014 – current
Visual Art Educator/Chair, Fine Art Department, Oak Park High School; Kansas City, Missouri: 2005 – current
Courses taught: AP Studio Art, Digital Design, Visual Art Photography, Foundations; District Art Staff Development.
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Education, William Jewel College; Liberty, Missouri: Spring 2009, Fall 2011.
Courses taught: Art Methods
Adjunct Art Educator, Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, Missouri: Summer 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, 2011 – current.
Courses taught: Graduate courses in art education, digital and traditional photography, design, painting, paper engineering, portfolio development; professional certification program.
Advanced Placement Studio Art Graduate Course Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University; Kansas City, Missouri: Summer 2011.
Courses taught: AP Studio Art Summer Institute (Graduate Level Course)
Interdisciplinary Art Educator, Missouri Fine Art Academy, Missouri State University; Springfield, Missouri: 2008
Courses taught: Interdisciplinary Arts, Investigative Installations (drawing), Present Tense future (new medias), Constructed Values (digital photography), Tableau Vivant (photography and new medias)
Art History Educator, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri: 2007 – current
Courses taught: AP Art History, development of online curriculum and course content.
Visual Art Educator, Raymore Peculiar School District, Peculiar, Missouri: 2004-05
Courses taught: Art|MEDIA, Advanced Art|MEDIA, Foundations.
Creative Director, IDEA, Inc.; Liberty, Missouri/Soldotna, Alaska: 1995-2005
Creative director, designer, photographer, writer; principal partner.
Visual Art Educator, State of Alaska Artist in Schools Artist Residency Program; Soldotna, Alaska: 2001-2003
Primary and elementary grades; special programs in watermedia and digital photography.
Managing Partner, EAT Design; Kansas City, Missouri: 1990-1995
Designer, photographer, writer; principal partner.
Art Director/Designer, Muller + Company; Kansas City, Missouri: 1983-85/1987-90
Designer, art director.
Art Director, Hallmark, Inc.; Kansas City, Missouri: 1985-87
Art director, manager of creative services.
Adjunct Faculty, University of Kansas Department of Design; Lawrence, Kansas: 1994 – 1995
Courses taught: Advanced Typographic Design.
Adjunct Faculty, Kansas City Art Institute Design Department; Kansas City, Missouri: 1984 – 1992
Courses taught: Graphic Design, Publication Design, Illustration.
University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City Art Institute
Central Missouri State University: Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Certification, Art K-12
University of Missouri Columbia: Master of Education in Art Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Truman State University: Advanced Placement Studio Art Institute, certification
University of Missouri Columbia: Doctoral Program in Art Education (incomplete), graduate research assistant
Rice University: Advanced Placement Art History Institute, certification