Professional Profile: Kudos, Commendations, and Milestones
Teaching (Art Teacher K-12)
UFT (United Federation of Teachers) Professional Committee:
NYSCA (New York State Council for the Arts)
UCAE (University Council for Art Education) – Volunteer/Service to the Field
at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
VSA Arts NYC (formerly Very Special Arts Festivals) - Volunteer/Service to the Field
NAEA (National Art Education Association) – Volunteer/Service to the Field
District 75 New York City Department of Education – District Arts Coordinator
Region 8 New York City Department of Education- Regional Arts Supervisor
Interested in learning more? Visit the secure Web site below.
Also, for one Winter Term project at Oberlin, Andrew served as a volunteer administrative intern at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California (http://www.kala.org). Archana Horsting, the director, inspired his interest in arts administration which blossomed later in his various leadership roles in art education.
Art and Writing WEB Site: andrew-buck.net
Choosing a professional career in arts education, Andrew became certified as a K-12 art teacher studying with Dr. Al Hurwitz at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He went on to earn an MS.Ed. at Bank Street Graduate School of Education/Parson’s School of Design in Supervision and Administration with a Visual Arts Focus. He taught in parochial, private, and public schools as a K-12 visual art teacher. Later, Dr. Buck became an Arts Coordinator and a Regional Arts Supervisor with the New York City Public Schools where he was recognized as Art Educator of the Year by the UFT Professional Committee on Art Education. He served on panels for the New York State Council for The Arts and the Center for Arts Education in New York City. He also served as the Program Chair of the National Convention for the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the co-chair of the UCAE Tri-state Symposium on Leadership in Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and co-chaired the New York City Very Special Arts (VSA) Festivals for many years.
While a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University, Andrew maintained an "A" Grade Point Average (GPA). He was also awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Grant in support of his research on adult learning in higher education within the domain of studio art.
"The arts are a distinct field of action where knowledge, imagination, and intuition come into play. It is intriguing how visual art can enrich relationships and add perspective on everyday experiences." ~ Dr. Andrew Buck
Andrew Buck’s interest in visual art began in high school where he was given the opportunity to try his hand at pottery and intaglio printmaking. These early experiences provided a spark to become a studio art major at Oberlin College, a leading liberal arts college. While at Oberlin, he studied with Paul Arnold in printmaking and Athena Tacha in sculpture. As an undergraduate, he served as an apprentice master printer at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in New York City.