Mr. Stefan Hodes

Phone: 816-316-7750

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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

Art Teacher

Years of teaching experience:

Three years

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.

Educational background

1996 Fine Arts Degree Sculpture and Photography, California College of the Arts.

2015 Master of Arts in Education, University Central Missouri

Awards

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.

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I love to fly fish, take fine art photography, design and build furniture and visiting museums with my family.

Professional Background

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.