Elaine (Kao) Gonçalves

Artist, Art & Music Teacher, and Musician in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Elaine (Kao) Gonçalves

Artist, Art & Music Teacher, and Musician in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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I recently completed my Bachelor of Education (Art Ed major, Music Ed minor) through the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. I was fortunate enough to find a teaching position at a private school here in Victoria where I teach Gr.4-7 Art. I also teach piano and the ukulele. I couldn't have asked for a better first teaching practicum than with Mr.Atwood's Grade 4 class at Cardston Elementary School! My second practicum at Barnwell School was even more amazing and I had the opportunity to teach art from K-9. My last teaching internship was the most rewarding experience I've had so far. I was fortunate enough to be placed back home in Victoria, BC at St.Margaret's School where I had many opportunities to develop as a teacher. My inquiry project was on project-based learning and I was really proud of my students for successfully completing a very complex and advanced long-term project. You can read more about my experiences and this project at this website: http://elainekaoportfolio.weebly.com

I graduated from the University of Victoria in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts Major), and from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2011 with a Diploma of Technology-Architecture and Building Engineering. I also hold TESL certification, and an ARCT Piano Performance Diploma and ARCT Piano Pedagogy certificates (Elementary and Intermediate).

My dream is to open my own art studio called Dino & Panda Art Studios where I will teach numerous exciting and creative classes and workshops to all age groups in my hometown. Planning has already begun but I need help with the business aspect of it.... Please feel free to contact me if you have resources, tips, or ideas to share! Thank you :)

The motto for my future art studio will be the same as for my Dino & Panda Inc artwork: "Artwork dedicated to making you smile."

Interview for Art World Expo: https://theartworldexpo.com/2013/09/24/interview-with-artist-elaine-kao-power-ranger-at-heart/

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  • #design
  • #architecture
  • #crafts
  • #painting
  • Education
    • University of Lethbridge
    • University of Victoria
    • British Columbia Institute of Technology