Karrie Jackson, Creative Artist and Visual Art Teacher.
Karrie Jackson's current artwork highlights the vibrant beach culture and landscape of Coronado Island. Ms. Jackson completed her undergraduate training at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, With Distinction; obtained a Masters of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Integrated Teaching through the Arts, from Lesley University; and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Visual Art from Point Loma Nazarene College. She has been a free lance artist in addition to being an educator since 2003. She worked as a Visual Art Consultant for Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) starting in 2010 and joined CoSA’s as the Visual Art Department Chair in 2012.
With a primary focus on landscape painting in acrylic, Karrie Jackson is known for her Coastal Impressionism. Setting out to capture the joy and beauty of the Coronado shoreline, especially the enjoyment of youth and surf culture, Ms. Jackson designs original compositions from her own photography and stylizes her work through rich color and loose application of paint. Each piece expresses the essence of a moment, and above all aspires to bring joy to the viewers. As a part of Coronado's Centennial Celebration, Ms. Jackson exhibited her work along side other local artists in the Grand Opening juried exhibit at the city's C3 Gallery. Ms. Jackson has developed a wide range work in order to facilitate a strong foundation for teaching. Her body of work includes architectural paintings such as the large scale commission of luxury home paintings by American West Group, Denver, CO as well as still lives, botanical, pet commissions and figurative work.
In the CoSA Visual Art Department, Ms. Jackson facilitates a working artist studio developing individualized instruction for a range of skill levels grades 9-12 as well as guiding students in College Portfolio preparations, public exhibitions, Art Foundation Workshops and live Figure Drawing. Ms. Jackson has directed Project Arts for Learning in Coronado Unified School District, working with Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists to create quality standards based arts integration English Language Arts Lessons at the elementary, middle and high school levels, She also co-developed VAPA Curriculum for the Coronado Unified School District grades K-5 based from the new National Core Standards. Ms. Jackson has worked with Counseling Departments at both the high school and elementary school level to develop projects that promote positive student culture. As a Visiting Artist Instructor for Coronado High School, Ms. Jackson has organized and co-teaches screen printing workshops, mural production and Chalk Walks as well as workshops that develop traditional art skills and abstraction.