My name is Jamie Schorsch and I am a member of the Southwest Region of OAEA. Since beginning my teaching adventure in 2004, I have taught students ages 5-adult with the Art Academy of Cincinnati, The Fitton Center for Creative Arts, ArtWorks, StreetSpark, Cincinnati Public Schools, and am presently employed by Oak Hills Local School District at Oak Hills High School, where I serve as the Art and Design Department Coordinator. Presently, I am also serving as High School Exhibit Chair for the Southwest Region for the Emerging Artist High School Exhibition.
I am passionate about my life as an artist and actively create and exhibit artwork. My work is heavily autobiographical and primarily focused with deconstructing concepts of Identify resulting in the illustration of social and spiritual explorations in relation to modern societal standards. When not working on my personal artwork, I design and create murals throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.
The process of generating understanding that transends traditional cultural boundaries encouraging students to develop diverse approaches to interpreting the processes of artmaking, knowledge of art historical movements, approaches to self-expression, and critical analysis of images we as a society consume, is crucial to life in the 21st century. Engaging local and global communities through art is the foundation of my personal philosophy and approach towards education. I am passionate about the role of art in creating global change.
As Secondary Division Chair, I look forward to creating opportunities and collaborative connections between teachers throughout the state in order to facilitate the sharing of best practices and empower members to continue to grow as leaders. I encourage everyone to actively follow the Secondary Division social media accounts to stay updated on any in person, or virtual, events; features on teacher accomplishments both inside and outside of the classroom; and resources and opportunities for our students and ourselves.
Curriculum Resources and Teaching Strategies
AP Art and Design Program
Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art critique, reviews, and links.
The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
Free Art Tutorials
Creating a Better World Through Art
Art has historically employed social commentary as an instrument to impact change. Explore tools to empower students in developing their artistic voice to contribute to continuing this practice.
Creating Ownership Through Mural Making
Learn strategies for fostering the design, logistics, and various processes for the creation of murals throughout the school environment to positively impact school culture and an engaging climate.
IB Visual Art Program
Student Art Guide
This website is dedicated to helping Art students excel. They share resources to help students achieve outstanding grades in high school Art qualifications, such as IGCSE, GCSE, A Level, NCEA, AP Studio and IB Art.
SOS ART: Youth Resources for Peace and Justice
Facebook group for sharing curriculum ideas and resources related to peace and justice.
The Art of Education
Student Art Competition and Exhibition Opportunities
Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Opportunities for Teachers
Fullbright Teacher Exchange
One connection at a time, Fulbright brings people closer together and moves nations closer to a more peaceful world.
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)
A global development and education organization that strives for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world.