Artists in Residence
Denise works with our visual art teacher and artist in residence to prepare for Eliot's arts showcases and to plan for professional development for teachers.Denise K. Seider received her BFA from Pitzer College and her Master of Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate University. She was a classroom teacher and arts specialist for many years prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, CA. She has worked at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena as the Director of School Programs and the Director of Studio Programs. For the last several years she has been working as an arts consultant, managing a variety of programs for both the City of Pasadena's Cultural Affairs Division and the Pasadena Unified School District's Arts Office.She currently is the Program Manager for Pasadena Educational Foundation's program, "My Masterpieces" and works for PUSD on professional development projects that train teachers to integrate the arts into their curriculum. In 2014 she received an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena is working on a one-woman sculpture exhibition scheduled for June of 2015.