Create Art.
Teach Art.

“I love sharing what I know about creating art. It is an excellent way to reach children who are visually motivated, and it is especially beneficial for children who can’t be reached verbally. I feel that weaving academic themes into art lessons has helped my students.”
– Carol Artis

Carol Artis – Artist & Art Teacher Resume

Education & CertificationsArt Teaching & Directing
  • 2003 – Certification: K-12 Gifted Art Teacher (Louisiana).
  • 2002 – Certification: K-12 Fine Arts.
  • 1998-2002 – Certification: Graduate Study in Art Education. Centenary College.
  • 1997-2001 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
  • 1991-1994 – Bachelor Degree in General Studies (Minor: Art). Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
  • 1987-1991 – Associate Degree in Business. Bossier Parish Community College.
  • 2012-2017 – Private Art Teacher. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Teach art activities for children and adults: watercolor, chalk, charcoal, oil painting and sculpture.
  • 1996-2008 – Private Art Teacher. Louisiana. Taught art classes for children and adults: charcoal, color theory, watercolor, oil painting and sculpture.
  • 2003-2008 – Tap Visual Arts Director for Talented and Gifted Arts Program. Caddo Parish Schools, Louisiana.
  • 2002-2008 – Program Director and Coordinator for Art & Medicine programs. Shreveport, Louisiana and Houston, Texas.
  • 2000 – Art Editor for “Spectra” Poetry and Art Magazine. Louisiana State University.
  • 1999 – 2000 – Art Teacher for “Holiday in Dixie”.  A yearly festival. Barksdale Air Force Base. Bossier Arts Council. Taught art at hands-on art stand for children.
  • 1994-2005 – Art Instructor for Community Education | Bossier Parish Community College. Taught art classes (drawing) for children and adults.
  • 1994-2002 – Art Teacher Advisor/Speaker at 18 elementary school teacher conventions. Bossier Parish. Taught art teachers how to teach art and use art supplies.
  • 1992-2002 – Art Teacher, Director and Coordinator for various Community Art programs. Bossier Art Arts Council (BAC) and Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in Louisiana.
  • 1992 – Art Instructor. Summer Sunday School. Bossier Baptist Church in Louisiana.
Art Awards & GrantsArt CommissionsArt Showings & Murals
  • 2005 – Recognized and nominated for “Professional Artist of the Year” Governor’s Arts Award in Louisiana for work done with cancer patients in the Arts and Medicine program.
  • 2002 – Regrant award for Arts in Medicine by Mayors Hightower and Demitt. (BAC & SCAC/SRAC).
  • 2002 – Art Grant with Michael Comeau at Waller Elementary.
  • 1993 & 1994 – Winner of the Texas Street Banner Series (SRAC) – banner painting.
  • 2002-2008 – 4×5-foot master artist re-creation paintings through the Arts in Medicine programs for 3 hospitals in Texas and Louisiana. One of these paintings now hangs in the Governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 2005 – Painted a nature scene mural for baptismal – Union Springs Baptist Church.
  • 1995 – 2008 – Shreveport International Airport: “Art Port”. Painted and public display of a Louisiana bayou scene for a charitable organization called “Philadelphia House” that helps AIDS patients.
  • 2004 – The Barnwell Museum. Displayed 35 framed pieces of master-work collection artwork re-created by cancer patients and their family members for the LSU Medical Center, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.
  • 2003 – Meadows Art Museum. Gallery Showing and Reception. Displayed 20 framed pieces of master-work collection artwork re-created by cancer patients and their family members for the LSU Health Sciences Medical Center, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.
  • 2002 – 2008 – Competition hosted by ARC and Frost Industries: “Horse of a Different Color”. “Daisy” is a life-sized painted horse sculpture on display at the Sunflower Trail in North Louisiana, a farm for children with disabilities.
  • 2001 – Mega-Mural. Shreveport, Louisiana downtown mural. Largest mural in the United States, of which Carol painted a small portion.
  • 1999 – Visual, Sound, & Movement Gallery. Art opening displaying many forms of art. Carol displayed a visual art piece.
  • 1997 – 1998 – Down Under: Art Under the Neon Bridge. Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Downtown Development (DDA) | Shreveport, LA. Portrait Artist. A venue for artists to show and sell portraits and help raise funds to light up the bridge.
  • 1996 – 1998 – Poetry in Motion at the Barnwell Center.
  • 1996 – 1998 – Artist at “Revel” Arts Festival. Shreveport Regional Arts Council in Shreveport, LA. Once a year for eleven days artists come together regionally to display, sell, play music, and educate the public to various types of mediums and creative projects.
  • 1994 – 2000 – Artist for Downtown Neon Saturday Nights. Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Downtown Development (DDA) in Shreveport, LA. A venue for artists to sell and show art, each summer once a month for six months. Jewelry, tie-die t-shirts, paintings and drawings.
  • 1994 – Mural at New Elizabeth Baptist Church and School. Alternative school for dropouts to return to a school environment and have a second chance. Carol directed the mural, which was painted by children with felony charges.
  • 1992 – 2008 – Artist Sunday. Yearly artist event to show all forms of art.

About The Artist

red-river-oil-painting-carol-artisCarol is a professional artist specializing in oil paintings, charcoal, and watercolor.

She is a “colorist”, which means she uses her advanced knowledge and experience with color theory to create powerful visual and emotional reactions to her paintings.

Carol believes art reminds us how everything is connected – you can learn more about all things when creating art, including: chemistry, science, math, history and culture.

Fine Art for Sale

Carol’s original oil paintings are for sale and ready to hang. She also has a prints available for sale.

Commissioned Art for Sale

Carol accepts commissioned art projects for private and commercial clients. Previously, she has done commissioned work at the Governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and for various hospitals and churches. Contact her for a free consultation and estimate.