Educational Work Resume

Kelly D. Pelka

Chicago, IL/Portland, OR




-Artwork by Kelly D. Pelka, Artist

-Right-Brained Studio, Owner/Youth Art Mentor

-Re-Girl Apparel and Accessories, Founder/ Fashion Designer



1999 University of Illinois at Chicago-BFA Secondary Art Education

1994 Northern Illinois University-BFA Visual Communications


Additional Studies:

2005 Taos Institute of Arts-Polaroid Transfer Study

1997 Triton Collage-World Cultures Mural with Mario Castillo

1995 Parsons New School for Social Research-Summer Intensive


Right-Brained Studio, June 2007-Present

Owner/Youth Art Mentor

Right-Brained Studio (Mobile)…the art of creative thinking!

RBSM is a mobile art space offering Group Art Classes, Workshops, Private Instruction, Art-based Birthday Parties, Art Activities for Special Events at various locations throughout the Chicagoland area, thus exploring new spaces for creative use as well as bringing the arts everywhere.


Montessori School System, October 1995-2013

West Suburban Montessori School-Youth Art Mentor for children ages 3/1-6, 1995-2013

Park View Montessori School(s)- Youth Art Mentor for children ages 3/1-6, 1998-2006


Oak Park Art League, September 1998-2006

Youth Art Mentor and curricula designer for youth artists ages 3 ½-18.  Students explored and celebrated their individualism through a variety of projects and media while working in a gallery setting.


Young Rembrandts, September 1997-1998

Drawing Instructor for youth artists ages 3-12 at various educational facilities.  Basic drawing techniques and art history were emphasized.


Oak Park and River Forest High School, April 1997-1999

Substitute teacher/student teacher for grades 9-12.  Courses taught included Art Foundations, Ceramics and Graphic Design.  Assisted in Art Club Activities.


Work prior to 1995 Available Upon Request



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