Degrees and Certifications:
Fine Arts Degree Sculpture and Photography, California College of the Arts. Master of Arts in Education, University Central Missouri
Mr. Stefan Hodes
Years of teaching experience:
Area of expertise
Commercial arts: graphic design, illustration, photography, digital photo manipulations, interior design.
Fine arts: wood and steel sculpture, furniture design and construction, fine art photography.
1996 Fine Arts Degree Sculpture and Photography, California College of the Arts.
2015 Master of Arts in Education, University Central Missouri
Donors Choose Grant
Graduated cum laude California College of the Arts
Association of the United States Army Honor Award
US Army Brigade and Company level commendations
Two-time photo contest judge for the Wyandotte Black and White Photography Club
Selection juror for Blue Spring’s Public Art Commission’s “Remnants Restored” sculpture commission
Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice
I want to help my students discover and unwrap their talents so they can realize their dreams.
In my spare time, I love to fly fish, take fine art photography, design and build furniture and visiting museums with my family.
I love being a part of the "ART" in Compass' STEAM program. As an individual who was called to the vocation of teaching at 50 I bring a lifetime of knowledge and expertise to Compass' Art department. Before becoming a teacher at Compass I was a commercial artist in the fields of graphic design, interior design and photography. As short list of clients includes; Hewlett Packard, Bank of America, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy, University of California Berkeley, Office of the President University of California.
Fine art commissions and exhibitions:
Sculpture commission for large site-specific sculpture for the City of Berkeley, CA and Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA.
Sculpture exhibitions for the city of Albany public library, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Photography gallery showings in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, Warrensburg, MO, and Lee’s Summit, MO
Sculpture commission for large site-specific sculpture installation for the City of Berkeley, CA and Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA.