Lin Lucas                                                                
TEACHER/ARTIST/PERFORMER

 Vision, Creativity, Commitment

Highly Qualified teacher with classroom experience at both primary and secondary levels, adept at developing programs and curriculum that enhance learning by bridging distinct disciplines through the application of cross-disciplinary, integrated studies in which arts play a central role; multi-disciplinary artist, specializing in sequential-narrative (comics) and creative movement.

 Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 2008
  • Washington State Residency Certificate, 2008, Endorsements: Elementary Education
  • NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute, 2004
  • National Coalition Building Foundation, Facilitator Training, 2005
  • Teaching Artist Training Lab, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2011/2012
  • Race Facilitation Training, Seattle Race & Social Justice Initiative, 2014

Teaching                                                                                             

Highlights: 

  • 2nd Grade Teacher: Adventure School, Tucson, AZ (2016-208)
  • Arts Integration Coach: The Right Brain Initiative, Portland, OR (2014-2016)
  • Writers In The School: Literary Arts, Portland, OR (2015/2016)
  • Coyote Central: 2012-Present
  • Frye Art Museum: Summer 2014  
  • Path With Art: (2011-2014)
  • Gage Academy (Youth Programs): 2002-2006, 2012-2014 
  • Northwest School - 1998 – 2010

Diversity Coordinator (Northwest School): 2005 – 2010

  • Drafted and coordinated implementation of a 5-year Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Conducted trainings in cultural competence and organizational assessment
  • Fostered a pro-active approach to cross-cultural training and cultural competence.
  • Co-developed self-study tools for anti-bias and inclusion assessment
  • Co-developed and implemented cultural competence workshops for grades 8-12

Artistic Accomplishments

Published Work (Comics)

2016:  Ouroboros: Split Rock Review, Issue 6

2011: Survivor Tales: Aftershock, King County Health Dept.

2010: "Swine Flu", King County Health Dept. (Inking)

2008: "No Ordinary Flu” (inking), King County Health Dept.         

2002: Jean DuSable, True Heritage Press

1998: “Creepy Joe”, Le Dernier Neurone (French Anthology)

  • Creepy Joe #2: Sister Secrets, Zowie Comics Studio
  • Creepy Joe #1: Welcome to Boom Town, Zowie Comics Studio

 1997: “Moscow Lab No. 2” – Two Fisted Science (anthology)

  • “The Mercy Stone” – Top Shelf Anthology (fall), Top Shelf Comics

1995: “Black & White & Read All Over”, The Stranger

1994 – 1997: Strips and spot illustrations: Real Change Newspaper

Other Published Works

2017: "Children of the Crossroads", Genesis Magazine (Summer Issue) 

2016: "The Bridge", Words Apart Magazine

2014: “The Black Flame Society”, Genesis II Anthology, Black Science Fiction Society

 

Exhibits

2009: “Ourouboros”, Rosetta Hunter Gallery, Group Show-Seattle Central Community College

2006:   “”Cages”, Festival Sundiata, Group Show-Seattle Center

2004:   “Agents of the Sky”, Festival Sundiata, Group Show-Seattle Center Performance

 

Performance

2015: “Icons”, Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Company, Portland, OR2014:

2014: “Suitcases”, a 4 Culture Site-specific project, Issaquah Historic Train Museum, Issaquah, WA

  • Wandering & Wondering, Seattle Japanese Gardens at the Arboretum & Kubota Gardens 

2013: Marrow In The Madness, Headwaters Theatre, Portland, Oregon (Dir. Diego Pinon)

  • Geishas, Seattle International Dance Festival, Art on The Fly (Dir. Sheri Brown)
  • Suitcases, 4 Culture Site-specific performance, Snoqualmie Train Depot, Snoqualmie, WA

2012: Higher Ground, Seattle Fringe Festival (Dir. by Helen Thorsen)

2011: Joie, (Butoh Performance), Seattle International Dance Festival, Art on the Fly (Dir. by Helen Thorsen)

  • Wandering and Wondering (Butoh Performance), Seattle Arboretum-Japanese Gardens (Dir. by Joan Laage)

2010: Julius Caesar, Freehohold Engaged Theatre (Dir. by Robin Lynn Smith)

2009: El Asalto, Chapel Theatre, Seattle, WA (Dir. by Danse Perdue)

  • Attitudes Passionelles, Chapel Theatre, Seattle, WA (Dir. by Danse Perdue)

2008: Gold Dust (Tour), Kushu Province, Japan (Dir. by Sheri Brown)

  • Flood, w/Death Posture (Chapel Theatre)
  • Our God is Marching On, Seattle Center Armory (Dir. by Timeca Briggs/Central District Arts Forum)

2006: I Awake, Seattle, WA (Feature Film, Dir. Malik Isasis)

2004: And I’ll Be There, (Dir. by Timeca Briggs/Central District Arts Forum)

  • Black to the Future, Seattle Center Science Fiction Museum (Dir. by Timeca Briggs/Central District Arts Forum)
  • Water, Skin Dark, Cornish College of the Arts (Dir. by Timica Briggs)
  • I Have a Dream, Seattle Center Armory, (Dir. - Timeka Briggs/Central District Arts Forum)

Bibliography

“Comics: Top Dog, Top Drawer, Top Shelf”, The Rocket, March 1998.

“Hit”, David Lasky, Comics Journal #207, September 1998.

“Two Fisted Science”, Comics Worth Reading (on line review) 2006. http://comicsworthreading.com/2006/03/14/two-fisted-science/

 Internet Movie Data Base: http://www.imdb.com/find?q=lin+lucas&s=all