Corinne Okada Takara Teaching Resume 

10399 Merriman Road, B, Cupertino, CA 95014

corinne@okadadesign.com // www.okadadesign.com


EDUCATION

Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Design, 1990.

SELECT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

  • FabLearn Conference, Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Stanford, CA. October, 2016. Workshop Presentation: Prototyping Solutions for Public Spaces,  Panel discussion: Equity, Access and Voice through Art and Design Camp. Takara's 3D Printing Girl After School Club presented in the Student Panel: Girls’ 3D Printing Journey; Designing for Space     

  • Make Monterey teacher professional development conference in Monterey, CA, May 21st,  2016.  Takara conducted a workshop on prototyping scale models of micro parks.

  • Equity in Making and Creating with Technology, Ignite speaker, May 9th, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford University.

  • Design Thinking Educator Boot Camp, Tech Museum, San Jose, CA. April 6-8, June 28, July 9, and Dec 5, 2015. Second workshop series was conducted by Takara on April 4th-April 6th, 2016.  Takara developed and led these professional development workshops series introducing 3rd through 6th grade teachers to design thinking and STEM journeys.

  • Everyone is an Inventor, Arts In Your Classroom/Montalvo Arts Integration Conference, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA. March 7th, 2015. Teacher professional development training in design thinking. This workshop integrated design thinking methodology into an exploration in building computer controller interfaces for public space needs. Participants created working prototypes that connected to MakeyMakey device and computers.

  • Design Thinking in High Schools, teacher professional development training for Notre Dame High School, Belmont. Conducted through the Krause Center for Innovation, San Jose, 2014.

  • 3D Printing & 3D Designing in the Classroom, teacher professional development training for Palo Alto Unified Technology Leads, Gunn High School, Palo Alto, 2014.

  • Design Thinking in K-12, teacher professional development training for Union School District through the Krause Center for Innovation, San Jose, 2013.

SELECT COLLEGE LECTURING

  • Mentor, Art of Creative Engagement, Stanford Creative Ignition Lab, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2016.

  • Guest Lecturer, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Mechanical Engineering, ME101. 2012.

  • Guest instructor for workshop series Urban Tools, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Architecture Department, Stockholm, Sweden. 2011.

  • Guest speaker, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. History Department, graduate class of Dr. Gordon Chang. 2009.

  • Instructor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Mechanical Engineering, 116 D, (Advanced Design Sketching, a 1 unit rendering class) 1998-1999.

  • Guest Lecturer, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Mechanical Engineering, ME101, 1993-1995.

SELECT PUBLIC ART WORKSHOPS, IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS & CAMPS

  • MakeHer Workshops, Sunnyvale Library, Sunnyvale, CA. March 2015. Girl and Mom STEM workshops exploring ProtoStormingand design thinking using recycled materials, MakeyMakey and Scratch.

  • Design Thinking and Product Development, Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, CA. 2014. A teen workshops series exploring design thinking, 3D printing, and product development. Two six hour consecutive Saturday workshops.

  • Art & Design Thinking Camp, a six week summer camp created for East San Jose middle school students. Mayfair Community Center, San Jose, CA. 2014 and 2015. Supported by a San Jose Safe Summer Initiative grant and a San Jose TakepART grant.

  • Art & Design Thinking Camp, a week-long summer camp pilot program created for East San Jose middle school students. Mayfair Community Center, San Jose, CA. 2013. Supported by a San Jose Safe Summer Initiative Grant.

  • Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA. 2012. Designed and taught 10 STEAM and Common Core centered art classes to five classes of kindergartners at Lynhaven Elementary for a period of four months, Campbell, CA.

  • Seeking Shelter, a bus stop shelter public art project and youth design workshop series commissioned by the ZERO1 Art & Technology Biennial, San Jose, CA. 2012. Information on schools/workshop locations: http://www.slotshelters.com/educators

  • Wrap It Up, Burnett Middle School, San Jose, CA, 2012. A youth video and public mural project. Supported by a SVCF Donor Circle for the Arts Grant.

  • Visual Rhythms/Community Pattern Workshop, the 2012 Steinbeck Festival, Salinas, CA, 2012. A wii remote interactive mural projection project at the Alisal Center for Fine Arts.

  • You Are Here Street Banner Project, youth designed banners for Alum Rock, San Jose, CA, 2010. Two 5th grade classes participated at Cureton Elementary School.

  • Community Identity through Pattern and Photography workshop series with three classes of 6th graders at Renaissance Academy @ Fishcer, San Jose, CA, 2011. Selected patterns will be integrated into the VTA hardscaping projects at the 101//Tully and 101/Capitol Expressway pedestrian and bike paths.

  • Remix and Reflect Recycled Art, Horace Mann Elementary, San Jose, CA. 2010. Third grade workshop series in recycling art using plastics resulting in large collaborative tapestry for the library.     

  • TECHstlye SoftWEAR, Surface & Shape, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, 2010. Collaborative fashion sculpture installation drawing upon online public submission to FusionwearSV of photos and textile designs representing Silicon Valley. Public and youth workshops were conducted at the museum. Project supported with an Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts Grant, Creative Connections James Irvine Foundation Grant and an NEA Access to Excellence Grant through the ZERO1 Art & Technology Network.

  • Picking Strawberries on Gold Mountain stop motion animation workshop series at Cureton Elementary, San Jose and at Stevens Creek Elementary in Cupertino.

  • Thinking Outside the Box, stop motion animation workshop series at  Cureton Elementary, San Jose, CA.

SELECT MUSEUM EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

  • A Serving of Shapes, a public art exploration into 3D printing. Four public workshops conducted at the de Saisset Museum, Alum Rock Branch Library and Mayfair Community Center in San Jose, CA. 2014. Supported by an Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts Grant and the San Jose Museum of Art Around the Table Initiative.
  • Patterns of Community, the Steinbeck Festival, Alisal, Salinas, CA. 2012.

  • Teen Digital Textile Workshops, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA, 2010.

  • Claymation!, Montalvo Arts, Saratoga, CA. Youth animation workshops. 2010.

  • Lord of the Samurai, Online youth art and history curriculum, the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

  • Friday Night Events, the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA. three recycled materials art workshops in 2007-2009.

SELECT GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Somos Awesome Grant for Micro Park Prototyping Event at two schools in the Mayfair district of San Jose,CA, 2016.

  • Knight Foundation Grant for Pop-Up Mobile Makerspaces, 2015.

  • Take pART Grant, 2014 and 2015. A City of San Jose grant supporting arts enrichment in communities. Funding applied to the Art & Design Thinking Summer Camp in Alum Rock, 2014 and 2015.

  • Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts Grant 2014. Grant supported a Serving of Shapes/a 3D Printing Exploration.

  • Around the Table Initiative funding from the San Jose Museum of Art supported the Serving of Shapes workshops and installations at the de Saisset Art Museum, Santa Clara University, CA, 2014.

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant. Grant funding for the 2014 Art & Design Thinking Summer Camp at Mayfair Community Center, San Jose.

  • San Jose Safe Summer Initiative. Grant funding for the 2013 pilot program Art & Design Thinking Summer Camp at Mayfair Community Center, San Jose.

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant. Grant funding for the Wrap It Up! video interview project to be conducted by Burnett Middle School students and incorporated into the San Jose Japantown Mural Project website. 2012-2013.

  • Microsoft National Innovation Education Forum, Seattle, WA. 2011. Takara represented California as one of the nation’s 100 top innovative educators.

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Grant. Grant supported the You Are Here Street Banner Project, a digital textile and photography youth project in Alum Rock, San Jose, CA. 2011.

  • MERIT Scholar, Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2010

  • Target Arts Grant for Remix and Reflect, a collaborative art and science project with Horace Mann Elementary.

  • Rambus-KCI Innovation Award, Grand Prize Winner for Picking Strawberries on Gold Mountain, Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2010.

  • Rambus-KCI Innovation Award Finalist for Thinking Outside the Box, Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2009.

  • Alum Rock Education Foundation Mini Grant, San Jose, CA. 2009.

  • Distinguished Artist Award, City of Cupertino Fine Arts Commission, CA. 2006.

  • The Guilla Webster McFarland Award in Design, Stanford University, CA. 1990.

 

RESIDENCIES

  • TechShop Artist Residency, San Jose, CA. October through December, 2015.

  • Montalvo Arts Center, Teaching Artist-in-Residence, 2013.

  • Rhythms and Space, The de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco, CA. December 3rd 2008 -January 4th 2009. The creation of public participatory workshops are integral to this residency.

  • Stanford Sierra Camp Artist in Residence Program, Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 2004.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • TEDx Livermore, Where Are We? Who Are We? Finding Our Roots & Identity in Public Art, Livermore, CA, 2014.

  • Make a Makerspaces and Design Thinking Lab in Your Classroom, co-presented with Steve McGriff, Napa Fall CUE American Canyon, CA, 2014.

  • Visual Arts & the Common Core/ Journeys of Discovery Via Paper, Pixels and Paint. Arts in your Classroom Professional Development Conference, Santa Clara County of Education, 2013.

  • Re-imagining the Bus Stop Shelter/a Design Thinking Exploration, CUE 2013, Palm Springs, CA. 2013.

  • Canvas on the Street: Youth Digital Art Projects for Public Spaces, Napa Fall CUE 2012, American Canyon, CA. 2012.

  • Tape, Cardboard and Cloud Tools, MERIT Con, Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College, summer 2012.

  • Guest lecturer in workshop series Urban Tools, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Architecture Department, Stockholm, Sweden. 2011.

  • ShiftEd Spotlight Speaker, SVEF forum at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA. 2011

  • Digital Textiles: Explorations into Geometry and Pattern Design and Claymation Made Simple,  Silicon Valley CUE, Harker, San Jose, CA. 2010.

 

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MEMBERSHIPS

  • U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program, 2008 to present
  • San Jose Airport Art + Technology Artist Pool 2012-2015
  • San Jose Public Art Pool, 2006-2009
  • Alum Rock Educational Foundation Board Member 2012 to present
  • Asian American Women Artist Association, 2004 to present
  • K-12 –fablabs Google Group
  • Enlace Mentor for the Enlace Program, Evergreen College, San Jose, CA. The program mentors Latino/Chicano college students and helps them to complete their academic core classes. 2012-2013 academic year and 2013-2014 academic year.