Allison Lash

Allison Lash


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   Austin, TX

Allison Lash is a multi-media artist, educator, photographer, and mother. She earned her BFA from The University at Buffalo, NY; MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, NJ; and her visual arts teaching certification through an accelerated program at Studio in a School with the Pratt Institute, NYC. Studio in a School’s philosophy includes modeling the artist’s way of thinking and working inspired by the pedagogy of Reggio Emilia.

Awesome Art! began as an arts enrichment program for elementary aged students after school at Brentwood Elementary School and during the summer at The Corner School at The Texas Association of School Boards.  Allison is an expert in art concepts, techniques and materials, and she provides an engaging space where students express themselves while building self-confidence, exploring art materials and techniques.

While a New York State certified visual arts educator (K-12th grade), Allison worked with children of all ages, levels and skills, working with students (including Special Education and English Language Learning students), families and staff in visual arts (and Advisory) at public schools throughout New York City.  At the Department of Education in NYC, she was an Arts Education Liaison at two different schools working with administration to ensure that all students were engaged in arts education.  Additionally, Allison taught photography and art making at the college level as an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University, NJ; The County College of Morris, NJ; and at William Paterson University, NJ.

Allison Lash received awards from The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY; and from Rutgers University, NJ.   She’s also earned teaching grants from The Cultural Funding division of The City of Austin, Studio in a School, The Young Women’s Leadership Foundation, Fund for Teachers, Queens Council on the Arts, The Plank Fellowship, and the Lincoln Center Institute/Dana Foundation.