John W. Schwartz


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2011

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1979






Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Summer 2004-present

Adjunct Professor, School of Continuing Studies, Media Arts Department,

St. Tammany Parish Schools , Talented Arts Faculty 2010-present

Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, LA, Fall 1993-2010

1st -5th Grade Art Specialist,

  • Write lesson plans and teach art classes for 1st-5th grade students.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists on cross-curriculum projects.
  • Coordinate and teach annual Celebration in the Oaks and Art in Bloom projects.
  • Integrate technology in the classroom with class Web sites and applications including Google Sketchup, Alice, Celtx, and Rosegarden.
  • Developed Art & Science courses; teaching basic electronics & a monorail systems project

Ceramics Instructor

  • Teach all Upper School honors, elective, and independent study ceramics classes.
  • Design, upgrade, and maintain the ceramic studio and kiln room. (The facility had to be rebuilt after Katrina.)
  • Upgrade and maintain studio equipment.

Coordinator of Stage Design

  • Design and fabricate scenery for all Upper School theater productions.
  • Oversee student-operated lighting for performances.
  • Teach upper school Stagecraft elective.
  • Coordinate Independent Study students and student volunteers for theater productions.
  • Provide lighting and scenery support for additional productions and performances including 4th and 5th grade productions, band, orchestra, chorus, lectures, and After School Players performances.
  • Organize, maintain, and upgrade the theater lighting system, stage equipment (including rigging), and storage space.


After School Art, Extended Day Program, Fall 1993-Spring 2009

  • Developed lesson plans and taught weekly after-school art classes for 1st -5th grade students

Country Day Creative Arts, Metairie, LA, Summer 1989-Summer 2001

Instructor/Logistical Coordinator of Visual Arts

Arts Connection, New Orleans Public Schools New Orleans, LA, Fall 1989-Spring 1993


New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, Fall 1983-Summer 1985

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1978-79

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1977-79



I have been teaching students Web design for six years at the university level with a focus on writing for the web while understanding the organization, content, and navigation of it’s ever changing experiential nature.

My Web classes cover information architecture, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, MySql,  and how to write and publish on the WWW.  I also use content management systems, including Blackboard, Moodle, and Wordpress, to create websites for classes and for businesses. I also use and teach social networking aspects of the web such as Facebook.

I work and teach with both Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems.

My software application experience includes; Microsoft Office, Filemaker Pro, The Adobe Creative Suite with web emphasis using Photoshop &  Dreamweaver -also 3D design applications Bryce, Blender  and Google Sketchup, Digital Storytelling, Sumopaint, Stop action animation and video editing using iMovie, Blogger,  Word Press, Text Pattern, Moodle and CELTX screen writing program for writing and  and storytelling  excercises in the classroom. the GIMP and many other Open-Source applications.


My own websites have been largely created for academic rather than commercial purposes; to showcase student work.

Consulting and creation of websites including:

Sacred Heart Academy of Jesus School in Norco, Louisiana

Historic Lakeside Cemetery, Bay Village, Ohio



2009 ACM Siggraph Conference New Orleans, LA

2009 Jefferson Parish Technology Institute – web  video editing

2008 M.I.T. Learning and the Brain, Boston, MA. November

2006 Writing across the curriculum workshops, SCS, Tulane University

2004 Presenter- Linux Fest , Tulane University’s Elmwood campus

2002 ACM Siggraph Conference San Antonio, TX

1999 ACM Siggraph Conference New Orleans, LA

1997 Jean Lafitte National Park Teacher’s Workshop