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art educator

Yvette Kraft, American art educator. Grantee, Cafritz Foundation, 1990, 1991, Hattie M. Strong Foundation, 1991, George Preston Marshall, 1991.

Background

Kraft, Yvette was born on January 17, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Alvin Abraham and Rena Zlotnick Kraft.

Education

Studied with Master Painter Leon Berkowitz, 1982—1987. Student, Corcoran College Art and Design, 1992—2004.

Career

Art director after-school program Georgetown Montessori School, 1988. Art instructor Washington Home, Senior Citizen Care Facility, 1989—1990. Art instructor students with special needs Horace Mann Elementary School, 1990.

Art instructor Southeast Asian Refugee Children, 4-H, Arlington, Virginia, 1989—1990. Private art instructor ages 2-17, 1990—1992. Art instructor Janney Elementary School, 1991, 1998, 1999, Ben Murch Elementary School, 1991.

Artist-in-residence Anne Beers Elementary School, 1992—1993. Art instructor children and adolescents with emotional disorders Clara Aisenstein, Doctor of Medicine, Child Psychiatrist, 1993—1996. Art instructor Randle Highlands Elementary School, 1994, Naylor Road Elementary School, 1997, Bethany Woman's Shelter, 1998—2000, Southeast Veterans Service Center, Washington, 2005—2007.

Conductor art classes N St. Village, 2003—2004. Fine arts committee Washington Hebrew Congregation, 1979—1982. Advisory board New Art Examiner Magazine, Washington, 1985—1986.

Assistant manager Americana West Gallery. Founder, director Project City People, 1992, 93. Education director Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center, 1992—1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Maret School, Washington, 1987, Georgetown Montessori School, 1988, Horace Mann School, 1989, Fillmore School of Arts, 1991, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, 1995, Fondo de Sol Visual Arts Center, Washington, 1996, DC Arts Center, 1999, National Coalition for Homeless, 2001, Studio Gallery, 2009, exhibited in group shows at American Art League, Washington, 1982-1985, Highlights of the Year Exhibition, Martin Luther King Library., 1986-1987, Washington Hebrew Congregation, 1986-1987, 2002-2003, Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, 1987, Center for Collaborative Art and Visual Education, Washington, 1999, Capital Children's Museum, 1999, Eight Is An Octive, National Theatre, 2000, American Oh Yes Folk Art Gallery, 2000-2003, Joy of Motion, 2001, Rockville Arts Place, Maryland, 2003, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, since 2007.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Jazz, walking.

Connections

father:
Alvin Abraham

mother:
Rena Zlotnick Kraft