Artist Pam Imhof has been in the Charlotte area since 2013. She has a Bachelors in Art with Certification in K-12 Education and a Master’s in Education in Curriculum Studies with art concentration. Currently, she teaches grades K-5 at First Ward Creative Arts Academy. First Ward is a magnet school for the arts that maintains many partnerships with the community. Pam works as an artist part time. She has completed murals and other public pieces in the Charlotte area as well as in New Jersey, where she previously resided. Her personal artwork includes paintings, needle tatting, drawings, free form crochet sculptures, and more. Pam has been mostly focusing on floral subject matter. Her work is whimsical, colorful, and dramatic.
Pam has experience teaching art to all grade levels K-12. In her current position at First Ward Creative Arts Academy, she teaches her students to be lifelong learners through facilitation of creative process and leading by example as an artist. Large scale collaborative projects are often executed that encourage students to cooperate, teach about art history, and foster social emotional learning. She advocates for representation of the arts in public education. Additionally, Pam often works with future art teaching candidates and mentors them to help them become successful teachers. Eventually Pam would like to move into teaching art at the higher education level to help bridge the gap between being a teacher and an artist.
Public And Collaborative Work
Pam has a special interest in public art and collaborative work. She believes that public art has many benefits such as addressing social issues, encouraging reform, and uplifting the community. Art making is for everyone, and Pam hopes to work with the community to facilitate collaborative projects for their neighborhoods. Pam often works with other artists to create collaborative pieces and is constantly getting inspired and learning new techniques. Through this collaborative work, she sees herself as both a teacher and a learner.