Michael T. Figueroa

501 Regan Dr.                                                                                                                         815-793-2653

East Dundee, IL 60118                                                                                                mfigueora1@niu.com

 

 

CERTIFICATION

IL Type 10: Special (K-12) Certificate

 

EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Pursing Masters of Science in Art + Design Date of expected graduation: Fall 2017

 

American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelors of Fine Art, 2006

 

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE

St. Mary School, DeKalb, Illinois, Fall 2015

  • Designed a unit; HeARTful Soles
  • BLOG
  • Developed lesson plan
  • Collected materials
  • Established a GoFundMe campaign to purchase shoes and art supplies
  • Taught daily lesson components by demonstrating techniques and art skills
  • Created Art Exhibition of student work
  • Produced and Directed an iMovie for the Art Exhibition

 

Sycamore High School, Sycamore, Illinois, Fall 2015

  • Proposed an art contest to the Art Department chair for the high school art club
  • Facilitated creation of contest materials for the $50,000 Vans Custom Culture shoe contest
  • Taught components by demonstrating techniques and art skills

 

 St. Mary School, DeKalb, Illinois, Fall 2014

  • Co-designed a Fall themed unit
  • Developed daily lesson plans
  • Collected materials
  • Taught daily lesson components by demonstrating techniques and art skills
  • Created Art Exhibition of student work

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

USA Warrior Hockey, Chicago, Illinois, 2015

  • Sold artwork to raise money for the Wounded Warriors

Clint Reif Memorial Fundraiser, Chicago, Illinois, 2015

  • Created a custom pair of shoes as part of silent auction package

Matthew Erickson Foundation, Elgin, Illinois, 2014

  • Created a pair of custom painted shoes for a fifthteen year old boy who was in his second year of remission

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Chicago, Illinois, 2013

  • Designed a T-shirt to raise money
  • Created promotional materials
  • Raised over $250

 

SPECIALIZED ABILITIES AND INTERESTS

  • Specialize in graphic designing with Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Specialize in mural art with variety of media such as airbrush, spray paint, traditional paint techniques, and projector for scale
  • Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Stop motion animation
  • Charity work

 

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