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Dash Kaur Swani

Artist | Educator
Family Status: Single, no dependents

Teaching Methodology 

Structure studio environment, ability to engage with learners. learner-centric, encourage exploration of media to develop independent thinking and risk-taking, investigation and art critiques integral to student's voice


Moreland University | Washington, DC, U.S.A - September 2020

Master's in Education with Teacher Preparation: Early Childhood Education

Asian College of Teachers | Bangkok, Thailand - June 2019

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification

School of the Art Insitute of Chicago (SAIC) | Chicago, IL, U.S.A - August 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minor in Art History


BASIS International School Bangkok (BISB) - Subject Expert Teacher- Art Teacher | July 2021 - Current

  • Implemented BASIS Visual Arts Curriculum

  • Planned, prepared, and delivered instructional activities related to various art mediums

  • Organized and displayed Bi-Yearly Visual Arts Show that is popular with students and parents

  • Encouraged student creativity with motivation, positive feedback, and constructive criticism

  • Worked closely with the Fine Arts Team to put up Musical and Drama Productions

The Art of Education University - NOW Conference Presenter - July 2021

  • At the global online conference for art educators, I spoke on self-care for teachers and provided strategies and digital resources to thrive during the school year for an audience of over 2000 educators.


Canadian International School of Thailand (CIST) - Early Years and Elementary Art Teacher | Bangkok, Thailand | August 2019 - July 2021

  • PreK-3 - G5 Visual Arts 

  • Establishing a positive classroom climate through efficient classroom management Explaining, demonstrating, and implementing Elements of Art and Principles of Design

  • Building PYP Visual Arts curriculum and collaborating with grade-level teachers to integrate transdisciplinary teaching, vertically and horizontally.

  • Inspired students and assisted them in developing their creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media

  • ECA - Introduction to Watercolour

Shrewsbury International School - Work Experience Teaching Assistant | Bangkok, Thailand | May 2019 - July 2019

  • Developing fine motor skills, knowledge and use of color, exploration of materials as well as fine-tuning & honing skills such as drawing, painting, three-dimensional understanding

  • Teach students to use the creative process and problem-solving skills, encourage independent investigation and decision in art-making

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Portfolio Reviewer | February 2017 - Current

  • Review high school students' portfolios and give them constructive feedback, encouragement, and guidance

Professional Development

Making the PYP happen: Implementing agency Category 1 - November 2019

  • Teachers trained about the fundamentals of IB and implementing student agency

  • Emphasis on collaborative teaching and learning



Teaching Qualities

Early Childhood Learning Concepts

Age Appropriate Activities 

Graphic Design Software 

Student-Centered Learning

Experiential Learning 

Technological Instructions 


Art History

Colour Theory

Art Installation

Hand Drawing

Art Vocabulary

Colour Theory 

Multi-Media Artwork

Creative Processes


Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office

Personal Qualities

Creative Thinking Skills

Teamwork Skills

Interpersonal Skills 



Reflective Listener


Great Sense of Humor

Ability to connect with learners


Digital Fabrication

Model Making


Multimedia Artwork


Available upon request

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