Name

Thomas De Yampert

About

      I'm an illustration student at Kendall College of Art and Design. I transferred from a school in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan--Finlandia University.

EDUCATION:
      Kendall College of Art and Design/ 2008-current
         Third year in BFA program, Grand Rapids, MI
      Finlandia University/ 2006-2008
         Duel-enrollment my senior year of High School

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS:
      Merit Slide Scholarship—2008 Kendall College/ Grand Rapids, MI

WORK EXPERIENCE:
      Copper Country Community Arts Center, Hancock MI 2009.
         Children’s Art Teacher. Medium: watercolor
      Copper Country Community Arts Center, Hancock, MI 2007-2009
         volunteered in the gallery getting to know local artists and selling their work.
      The Studio Pizza and Gallery, Hancock, MI, 2006- 20 07.
         I also spoke with local artists about the work they’re producing and presenting in          the shop.

SHOWS
      One Girls Treasure, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010, Solo Exhibition, Ink, Graphite,       Watercolor, Oil, and Mixed Media.
      1+2 Art Show, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009, Two watercolor and Ink pieces
      Finlandia University Juried Show Hancock, MI, 2008 (April), Two watercolor and       one oil piece.
      Tag Carnegie Museum, Houghton, MI, 2007 (January), five to seven pieces,       Acrylic, Ink, Pastel, Charcoal, Watercolor, and Mixed Media.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
      Proficient with Apple Computers. Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, and       PowerPoint.

REFERENCES:
      John McDonald—Kendall College of Art and Design/ mcdonalj@ferris.edu
      Yueh-Mei Cheng—Finlandia University/ yueh-mei.cheng@finlandia.edu
      David Gianfedi—Kendall College of Art and Design/ gianfrd@ferris.edu
      Haylea Gray—One Girls Treasure/ grayscott@att.net.
      Bonnie Loukus or Cynthia Cote—Copper Country Community Arts Center/       ccarts@chartermi.net

Specialties

  • Creatures
  • Portraits
  • Distortion
  • & Surrealism.

Skills

  • Oil
  • Watercolor
  • Ink
  • Graphite
  • Colored Pencils
  • and Mixed Media