Creative Advisor and Coach
Studio Arts Teacher
Please reach out if you are interested in developing creativity through personal practice, program development or instructional practices.
As a Creative Advisor, Karrie Jackson offers a range of experience from coaching individual studio art practice, public art projects, community art events, and arts program development. Mastering the Art of individualized support, Ms. Jackson specializes in inspirational counsel, coaching authenticity, transformation, joy and inspiration with a distillation of creative processes through diving deep into intent development making room for intrinsic creative expression.
Ms. Jackson has over 25 years of experience as a Creative. 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 and leader since 2003.
Coaching and Creative Program Advising
Ms. Jackson worked as a Visual Art Consultant for Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) starting in 2010 and is the CoSA’s Visual Art Department Chair since 2012. As the CoSA Visual Art Department Chair, 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. As a Visiting Artist 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. Ms. Jackson coaches students to develop naturally authentic creative practices. She offers a variety of resources including exploration of materials and technique.
As the Director of Arts for Learning in Coronado Unified School District, Ms. Jackson has worked in partnership with a Non-Profit Arts Contracting Agency, Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists to guide and advise the collaborative creation quality Arts Integrated English Language Arts Lessons at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels, She has guided over 80 professionals in the field, honing in on team meetings to weaving in the dynamic needs of both educational requirements and creative processes for Visual Art, Dance, Music, and Performing Arts. Overseeing an annual budget of over $100K to maximize implementation of materials, Teaching Artist Contracts, professional development, and extra-curricular events, Ms. Jackson has organized collaborations through dynamic schedules, use of facilities and project outlines in the best interest of all parties involved. Prior to her role as Director, Ms. Jackson 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.
On multiple occasions, Ms. Jackson's projects have extended out into the community. She has worked directly with the City of Coronado, The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, The Coronado Historical Association, Adult Education and Community Hospital and Nursing Home. She has also worked to coach adults in developing their fine art explorations through local Adult Education Program based on individual intent for personal growth. As an agent of Arts Healing, she worked with the elderly in local hospital and nursing home on individual an collaborative crafts to uplift spirits. She also developed a Mindfulness and Art course that focused on guided mindfulness meditation both with music and out in nature followed by dream journaling and exploration of personal symbolism. through art Through her work with the City, she has organized both personal and educational exhibits and public projects in the community.
Ms. Jackson owned and operated a free lance business from 2003- 2017 with projects and commissions scoping from private lessons, painting, design, large scale artworks and landscaping installation. As a small business owner, Ms Jackson has guided students in setting up an EIN with local and state permits, advised on budgeting, income statements, contract negotiation, web design and intent development.
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 natural 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.