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       Barbara Joann Combs           

P.O. Box 1149, Greenbelt, Maryland 20768 | 910-273-1181  createdbybarbara@gmail.com



Damien Goins, Principal

(301) 918-8730 | damien.goins@pgcps.org


Lawrence Pugh, Assistant Principal

(301) 918-8730 | lawrence.pugh@pgcps.org


Joseph McElhoney, Department Chair

(301) 918-8730 | joseph.mcelhoney@pgcps.org 


Studio Strengths        

Expressive drawing in graphite, charcoal, pastels; portraiture using a grid system; Realism and Cubism in watercolors and acrylic paints; printmaking and monotypes with chine colle; altered books; collage; origami; found object; mixed media; silk screen printing; social justice and contemporary quilt making; miniature to full room installations; stage design.

                      createdbybarbara.yolasite.com - Art Portfolio


Community Artist

Worked with community leaders to develop, implement, and manage programs with multi-generational curriculum that engage children, youth, and adults in meaningful art experiences; maintaining joint/multi-use spaces; excellent physical health to create, construct and design outdoors; able to adapt and adjust to varying locations and environments working long hours with various populations and age groups.

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Jun 30, 2023    Maryland Educator Certificate  

Jul 01,  2018    Advanced Professional, Art Pre K – 12


Jun 30, 2010    North Carolina Licensure

Oct 01, 2002    Standard Professional II, Art K – 12


Jun 25, 2004    Advance Placement Certificate

                       University of North Carolina at Asheville                       

                       Asheville, North Carolina

               Advanced Placement Institute in Studio Art | 30 hours/3 CEUs


Jun 12, 2004   Praxis

                      Art Making 165, Art Content Knowledge 176


Sep 1,  2001   Child Development Associate National Credential

Sep 1,  1998   Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition

                      Washington, District of Columbia

                      National Credential for Home Child Care Providers


Dec 11, 1998  Child Care Accreditation

Dec 11, 1996  National Association for Family Child Care Association

Des Moines, Iowa

National Accreditation for Home Child Care Providers


May 24, 1996  Child Care Credential I & II

Mar 08, 1996  FayettevilleTechnicalCommunity   College                            

Fayetteville, North   Carolina

State Required Home Child Care Course | 6 hours | 4.0



 Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, Maryland

May 16, 2011   Master of Fine Arts – Community Arts | 33 hours | Pass

Aug 30, 2010


May 16, 2011   Certificate College Teaching of Arts          


Aug 31, 2010   Master of Arts – Community Arts | 39 hours | Pass

Jun 18, 2009


Aug 22, 2008   Professional Development

Mar 13, 2003   Conferences, Online Courses, Training,

 Workshops, Exhibits                

 Cumberland County Schools, et al


Dec 11, 2006  Congressional Scholars Program Certificate

Aug 02, 2006  FayettevilleTechnicalCommunity   College

                      Instructional Technology | 3 Credit hours | 4.0 GPA


Dec 12, 2003  Licensure Qualification

Dec 17, 2002  University of North Carolina at Pembroke                  

Pembroke, North   Carolina

Art Education | 19 Credit hours | 3.42 GPA                                    


May 11, 2002  Bachelor of Arts

Sep 00, 1998  Fayetteville State University

                     Fayetteville, North Carolina

                     Visual Arts | 121 Credit hours | 3.711 GPA

Magna Cum Laude | Salutatorian


Teaching Experience 

Feb 7, 2021    Community Art Facilitator

                     Greenbelt Artful Afternoon | 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

                     301-220-0561 | Nicole DeWald, Arts Supervisor



                     Research, develop, and proof art activity guide; facilitate seniors, adults,                       and youth in hour virtual craft


Present           Art Educator   

Aug 18, 2014  Gaywood Elementary School | 6701 97th Avenue, Seabrook, MD 20706

                     301-918-8730 | Damien Goins, Principal | damien.goins@pgcps.org


                     Developing lesson plans using the Maryland content standards and                               indicators for art, reading, writing, science, mathematics and social                               studies as a framework to teach concepts and lead exploration in the                             elements of art, organizing principles of design and art history using the                       techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and crafts. 

                     Collaborating with teachers of core subjects to lead Kindergarten

                     through 5th grade youth in art exploration.

                     Maintain communications with students, parents, peers and                                         administration; develop systems of organization; and further

                     professional development using electronic technology.

                     Develop and maintain afterschool activities; ArtClub and GardenClub.

                     Partner with Charles H. Flowers and Duvall High Schools' Art Department                       to be a provider of Student Service-Learning hours at Gaywood ES.                               Oversee students' develop and plan ideas for murals; draw and paint                            approved designs on doors and walls; follow through with all aspects of                        clean-up and maintenance of equipment used; and collaborate with up

                     to 10 peers at a time. Documentation of hours and letters of                                         recommendation given upon request.


June 2017      Art Teacher

August 2015   Heather Hills Elementary School | 12605 Heming Ln, Bowie, MD 20716

                     301-805-2730 | Nema Manuel, Principal | nema.manuel@pgcps.org 


                     As an art teacher in Prince George's County Public Schools system, I had                       the opportunity to work with Talented and Gifted (TAG), 2nd through 5th                       grade students two days a week.


June 2015       Art Teacher      

Aug 18, 2014  Panorama Elementary School | 2002 Callaway St, Temple Hills, MD                               20748 301-702-3870 | Patricia Wells, Principal patricia2.wells@pgcps.org                                   

                     Teaching Kindergarten through 5th grade students two days a week;                             15 classes of 398 students. Led students to explore their creativity in                           drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and crafts while touching on                           the elements of art, organizing principles of design and art history.


July 03, 2014  Creative Communication Instructor   

Jun 20, 2014  AileyCamp | Towson University, Department of Dance | 410-704-2119

                     Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Director | lfisherharrell@towson.edu

                     Using art and writing to enhance the summer dance experience of 50 

                     campers. Two 55 minute classes per day, developed lesson plan, supply 

                     list and room schematic. Facilitated campers in discussion about identity,

                     heritage and legacy through powerpoint presentation, poetry and 

                     exemplars. Leaving behind a group composition of collage and acrylic 

                     paint on canvas.

Jun 16, 2014  Long-Term Substitute Teacher   

Jan 14, 2013  Commodore John Rogers Elementary Middle School

                     100 North Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 | 410-396-9300

                     Marc Martin, Principal | martincommodore@gmail.com

                     Reading acceleration with five 2nd grade students in the morning for

                     remedial practice. Co-lead teacher for two groups of, twenty-seven each,

                     3rd grade students teaching reading fluency and social studies using

                     Baltimore City Schools' reading curriculum, books and handouts. 

                     Facilitated student led parent conferences, assisted with Maryland School

                     Assessment testing, field trip, fun day at Patterson Park, cumulative 

                     folders and end-of-year classsroom procedures.


Jan 13, 2014  Substitute Teacher   

Oct 05, 2013  Baltimore County Public Schools

6901 Charles Street, Bld B, Towson, MD  21204

410-887-8954 | Shawn Stahl | http://www.bcps.org

Using 16 years experience to assisst Baltimore County teachers.


2010 – 2011   Graduate Teaching Intern    

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

Semester        Print Survey: Relief/Intaglio

Assisted sophomores, juniors and seniors develop personal imagery during group critiques and one-on-one dialogues through artistic feedback, technical help and encouragement; set up productive student print areas for using chemicals associated with etching, aquatint, dry point, engraving and mezzotint; cut PVC and linoleum plates; planning meetings with professor; observed teaching techniques.


Semester        Finding Baltimore

Began with observing Professor’s teaching style with sophomores, juniors and seniors and helped develop a lesson plan for students to explore BaltimoreCity in groups of three or so. Put together murals PowerPoint, supervised classes, led discussions and planned class sessions with professor.


Semester        Community-Based Murals

Assisted sophomores, juniors and seniors to research and dialog with potential sites; critiqued drawings and plans; took attendance online and maintained communication in real time and online.        


Oct 05, 2011   Art Teacher

Sep 22, 2010  Goodnow Community Center,

1 yr 9 days     5311 Goodnow Road, Baltimore, MD21206

410-488-0391 | Gloria Jenkins | gjenkinsrmi@gmail.com

Developed and facilitate art activities for 2nd – 11th grade youth; implemented art activities, CivicWorks counselors; developed monthly themed art enrichment through ongoing dialogue with Director of Goodnow; maintained positive relationships with youth and their parents; maintained computer and hard copy documentation of art action plans with exemplars; crafted center’s vision, mission, goals and objectives; created website, brochure and logo promoting positive visual presence; kept parents and community informed through updated website and informational flyers.


Feb 06, 2011   Education Events Assistant

Jun 19, 2010   WaltersArt Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD21201

8 mo       410-547-9000 | Emily Blumenthal | jobs@thewalters.org

Art Cart: Assist parents and children check out books, games, interactive quilts, fun packs or drawing kits related to museum exhibitions; Evaluations: Record how long a person(s) stay at a section of exhibition and moves on to the next section. Adult Programming: Usher patrons to lectures/concerts/art workshops, set up refreshments and clean up; Drop-In Art: Explain activity, keep tables stocked with materials and encourage family participation; Themed Birthday Parties: Welcome family, participants in two art activities, assist adults with cake serving, presents and clean up; Festivals: Encourage family participation in art project and disseminate museum information; Monthly Training: collaborative two-hour group brainstorming/dialogues/lesson planning sessions


Jun 06, 2009   Art Education Teacher  

Aug 08, 2002  71 High School, 6764 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304

7 yrs 10 mo    910-867-3116|Jawanna Hammonds


Developed lesson plans and taught Art I, II, III, IV, Art IV Honors, Advanced Placement Studio Art and Advanced Placement 3-D Design; created syllabi, tests, code of conduct; demonstrated art techniques; facilitated drawing and painting of two school murals; chaperoned field trips, art club, National Art Honor Society; encouraged self esteem, group collaboration, career development and self expression in each student.


May 13, 1998 Independent Child Care Consultant 

Mar 10, 1997  Child Care Solutions, Partnership for Children of CumberlandCounty

1 yr 2 mo       351 Wagoner Drive, Suite 200, Fayetteville, NC28303

                     910-867-9700 | Jennifer Sibbett | admin@ccpfc.org

Phone consultations; format, copy, and collate business letters and teaching materials; contact and introduce speakers at training sessions; train providers in quality home child care and professional business practices; inventory, invoices, and purchasing.


Dec 12,1998   Pre-School Teacher | Owner

Jul 01, 1994   Barbara’s Child Care, 111 Elfreth Lane, Spring Lake, NC 28390          

yrs 5 mo       

State licensed, full time, home-based, child care business; National Association for Family Child Care Accredited; Child Development Associate Credentialed; Child Nutrition Program; taught developmentally appropriate activities in Art, Science, Math, Health; Pre–K to 5th; provided counseling to parents; small business management skills.


Work Experience  

Aug 30, 2013  Audio/Video Technician | Screen Printer | Stage Design

Feb 12, 2012  Rock City Church, 1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

1 yr 6 mo       410-882-2217 | Robb Lucas | rlucas@rockcitychurch.com

Research for products and best practices, tracking usage, purchase orders, and inventory stock; creating forms, documents, teaching tools, disc labels, album covers, posters using Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop and InDesign; A/V duplication and archives including Audacity; 25 - 300 per order T-shirt production using Hopkins/BWM Startingline Press and Ranar Flash Dryer; worked with a team to research, purchase, sketch, construct, design, document and inventory props for a 77' x 24' platform with a 24' x 21' center screen.


Feb 10, 2012  Education Program Assistant Supervisor

Nov 28, 2011  Civic Works, Inc, 2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213

         2 mo     410-366-8533 | Dion Wright | info@civicworks.com

Assisted in creating, organizing and instructing a recreation program for youth, including arts, crafts, physical fitness and special interest activities; supervise part time counselors and volunteers; mentor counselors with development of action plans and classroom management.


                     2022   Occupy the Moment: Embracing Our History, Enhancing Our

                               Impact, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Il

                               New Horizon, New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, MD

                     2021   Abstraction, Barbara Joann Combs & Kathy Karlson | Greenbelt

                               City Council Chambers, MD

                               All That Jazz | New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, MD

                     2020   Hello, Growing Together | New Deal Café, Greenbelt, MD

                     2020   Perspectives: Prince George’s | Lowe House, Annapolis, MD

                     2019   Reflections of Self | Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD

                     2018   Bright & Bold Exhibit | Serendipity Labs, Bethseda, MD

2016   Depression Awareness | Bohrer Park, MD

          Art Critic Exhibit | Gallery Miriam, Decatur, GA

2015   Process and Purpose: Reflections of Art Teachers

          Pyramid Atlantic Center

2011   Abstract Fine Art Exhibit | Art Institute & Gallery

          You Are Here | Convening | Maryland Institute College of Art

2010   Whiteness | 15 Art Actions | Maryland Institute College of Art 

          Quilting for Social Justice |Maryland Institute College of Art      

2009   Enter/Face | Maryland Institute College of Art      

2007   An Evening of Art & Jazz, North Regional Library

2006   Fine Arts Festival, Arts Council of MooreCounty

          3rd Annual Changing of the Art, Gallery 208

          Permanent Collection, Health Pavilion North

          Black History Month, CapeFear Studios

2005   Where Are They Now, Rosenthal Gallery

2004   Memorial Day & Local Artists’ Show, Amazing Grace Gallery

2003   The Opening, Amazing GraceGallery

2002   What’s Inside, Rosenthal Gallery

          Jenkins & Friends, Cape Fear Studios

2001   Personalities…Abstract + Expression, Arts Council

          Various Artists, Gallery Advertising                                

          Brochure, Fayetteville State University                       

          Web Page Design, Fayetteville State University

   Monthly Display, Fort Bragg Main Library   

          Public Exposure, Arts Council

2000   Student Exhibit, Fayetteville Museum of Art                           

          Shadows and Dreams, Rosenthal Gallery                                  


2009   Acrylics & Watercolors, Cliffdale Christian Center

          Three -11"x14"; One- 50"x50" acrylic on canvas

          One- 16"x 20"; Ten -22"x30" watercolors

2008   Family Portrait, Wayne Rothwell                                           

2007   Butterflies & Magnolias, Christopher Rivera                             

2005   Personal Narrative, Yyonette Rhodes

   Daffodils 1 & 2, Wayne Rothwell           

2004   Shemar & Parents, Wayne Rothwell 



                     Erykah Badu | Health Pavilion North, Cape Fear Valley Health System, NC





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