Instructor, Sculpture/3D Design
Office: Room 70
Jessica Bell's innovative and creative approaches to art are a reflection of her humble upbringing in upstate New York. Jessica's has several degrees: an A.S. Degree in Fine Arts, a B.S. Degree in Art Education from SUNY Buffalo State, a M.S.Ed in Arts Education from SUNY New Paltz. Jessica also received a C.A.S. from SUNY Fredonia in TESOL while working as a full-time educator in upstate New York. For several years Bell has traveled abroad to Spain as an instructor and obtained a C.S. from Universidad Castellan in Spanish, and her latest is a C.A.S. in Graphic Design from SMU.
As a part of her professional accolades, Jessica has presented at state and national art conferences in New York & Texas. She has participated in the International Banner Exhibition, presented at the USSEA Conference on "The Importance of Quality Arts Curriculum”, was a guest speaker at the NYSAFLT Conference presenting "Approaches To Teaching Foreign Language Through The Arts”, and presented solutions for teaching in Urban School Districts & workshops for college students on portfolio development. Bell is active in the art scene and shows her work in various galleries. Her CV can be viewed at jesslbell.com
Through her academic and practicing artist experiences, she has had the opportunity to work with a diverse population which assisted with the development of a grant funded program that offers free art classes to the East Dallas Community. Outside of her community involvement, Bell works on murals, commissioned art, and graphic design work for various companies. As the latest step in her career, Jessica is bringing her enthusiastic approach to art and expertise in education to Booker T. Washington.