Cornelia Peckart graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1987 with majors in Printmaking and Installation Art. She resides in Hamilton, Ontario after stops in Toronto, Berlin, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Rotterdam. During her journey, Cornelia worked as an artist and educator at a number of internationally recognized art institutions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Villa Zebra in Rotterdam. She has been an art educator and teacher mentor at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts for the past six years and currently also works with numerous Hamilton Cultural Institutions such as CKA, Centre 3, City of Hamilton Tourism, DVSA and the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre.
Performance and Events 2015 Winterfest Workshop and Parade for the City of Hamilton with Jody Boston 2015 Supercrawl and Telling Tales, Charter of Rights workshops for Culture for Kids, Today's Family, City of Hamilton 2013-2014 Events Facilitator, SuperCrawl Family Zone; Parades, Performances and Public Art Activities with Jody Boston 2013 Tall Ships Workshops and Parades for the City of Hamilton with Jody Boston 2012 Events Facilitator, SuperCrawl Family Zone Public Art Activities, Hamilton, Canada
Teaching 2015-16 YWCA, Hamilton, Canada. Artist Facilitator Women in Transitional Housing Art Programming and Exhibition
2015 Art Educator Workers Art and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, Canada. March Break workshops and school visit programs Centre 3, Hamilton, Canada. Outreach Educator for Seniors Connect and the Nu Professional Development, HWDSB print workshops Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Canada. Artist Connection 4, Workshops at HWDSB
2009 - 2016 Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Hamilton, Canada. Visual Arts Instructor, Field Trips, Outreach Educator for Culture for Kids in the Arts; Pathways, Today`s Family,Wesley Urban Ministries, YMCA Stepping Stones
2006-2007 Community Artist Facilitator Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON. Artist and educator in the ArtsAccess program developing collaborative public art projects Built ongoing partnerships for KW|AG: Five branches of the Kitchener Public Libraries; Kitchener Youth Action Council; Ten Kitchener Community Centers; UNICEF fundraising campaign; J. Steckle Homestead; Kitchener-Waterloo 2007 Multi-Cultural Festival; YMCA; Forest Heights Collegiate Institute; Lutherwood (Youth Mental Health Services).
2004-2005 Educator/Curriculum Developer Roc Zadkine College, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Educated Dutch student teachers on multidisciplinary applications of art in the classroom
2002-2003 International Exhibitions Coordinator BoekieBoekie Children’s Art and Literary Magazine, Rotterdam, Netherlands Built partnerships in Canada, USA, Belgium, Germany, and The Netherlands for a children’s poetry and art magazine’s travelling exhibition
2002-2003 Public Program Developer Villa Zebra Children’s Art Museum, Rotterdam, NL Built partnerships with five museums in Rotterdam’s Museum Park. Developed projects for special fund raising events.
1995-2001 Public Programs Coordinator/Educator/Teacher Mentor. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 'Stories in Art' Outreach Program - Developed curriculum for a program that reached 18 Libraries and 1,000 children annually Designed 16 art projects and interactive postcards for the program, enabling a two-year rotation of themes. Worked directly with the Curator of Education Responsible for scheduling, staffing and inventory Involved in PR development and Web site design School Museum Programs and Home-school Workshops Produced curriculum based educational programs and publications while building new audiences for the CMA Teacher Mentor- Trained new teachers and assistants for museum summer camps
1995-2002 Adult Art Instructor Carnegie Museum of Art, School of Carnegie, Pittsburgh, PA. Taught adult beginner and intermediate drawing classes
1995-1996 Art Instructor The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Developed walk-in activities and school programs
1998-2000 Art Instructor Pittsburgh Zoo, Pittsburgh, PA. Organized education certification workshops for public school teachers
1992-1994 Art Instructor Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON. Multimedia instructor for children’s art classes and camps
1987-1988 Art Instructor Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON. Printmaking instructor for children’s art classes
Education 2009-14 Upgrading AOCAD Diploma to BFA, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON 1987 AOCAD, Four year Associate Diploma, Printmaking and Installation Art Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
Associations/Committees 2015 Hamilton Arts Awards Advisory Committee 2007 Artist Representative of the Public Arts Committee Advisory Council, City of Burlington, Burlington, ON 2001-2005 Member of the Rotterdam Artist Association (CBKR), Rotterdam, Netherlands
Volunteer Work 2008-2011 Strathcona School Council (Council Chair 2010, Secretary 2009), Hamilton, ON 2009-2014 Garden Club, Strathcona Public School, Hamilton, ON 2006-2008 Volunteer, Lakeshore Public School, Burlington, ON 2003-2005 Volunteer, Dr H. Pierson School, Rotterdam, Netherlands