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Vernon Grant

Associate Dean

Phone: (561) 868-3272
Fax: (561) 868-3273
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: HU 00126
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS#15, Lake Worth, FL 33461
 

Class Schedule & Syllabi

Fall 2017
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
ART1201C
DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (Ref: 229637)
Location: (Lake Worth) HU 00207 Days: W
Syllabus
ART1301C
DRAWING 2 (Ref: 229647)
Location: (Lake Worth) HU 00101 Days: T
Syllabus
ART2502C
FIGURE PAINTING (Ref: 229649)
Location: (Lake Worth) HU 00101 Days: R
Syllabus
Spring 2018
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
ART1201C
DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (Ref: 235132)
Location: (Lake Worth) HU 00207 Days: W
Syllabus
ART1201C
DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS (Ref: 243380)
Location: (Lake Worth) HU 00207 Days: T
Syllabus
ART1301C
DRAWING 2 (Ref: 235144)
Location: (Lake Worth) HU 00101 Days: T
Syllabus
Victoria Martin
Professor I

Phone: (561) 868-3924
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: TC 00122
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS#15, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Education
I am currently the Associate Dean of Humanities at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus. At Palm Beach State I teach a variety of visual arts courses. I received my Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. As a fine artist who creates figurative works well as portraits, my work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits in a variety of gallery and museum settings.

In the field of graphic design I was Creative Director/Owner of Grant Associates, New York, NY for over 15 years. In that time I created graphic design, publications, promotional design and package design for corporations and companies such as Kraft General Foods, Nabisco Foods, The Museum of Broadcasting, Essence Magazine, State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor and many other corporate and non-profit organizations. Working with Kraft General Foods, we developed iconic packaging for Birds Eye Fruit for Baking and Country Time Lemonade.

Significant Academic and Leadership Accomplishments:

Currently serving as Associate Dean, Academic Affairs - Humanities;
Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL December 2007 - Present.

Successfully served as Department Chair; Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Multimedia Arts (2003 - 2007) and Cluster Chair (2004 - 2007)
Supervised, hired, scheduled and evaluated 12-15 adjuncts during each academic year.

Professor II; Humanities, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
Courses taught include design, drawing, intermediate drawing, painting, color design, composition, and 3-D Design (2000 - 2008).

Selected as a LEAP scholar at PBCC (2001 - 2002) involved in intensive leadership training.

Leadership Palms West 2012.

Initiated art student capability awareness program of placing student created artwork campus-wide in all buildings which includes offices or work areas.

Oversee management and promoting professional level exhibits of student art, faculty exhibits and noted regional artists at the Jan and Gary Dario Gallery, PBCC, Lake Worth. Produce 6-8 shows annually with opening events, mailings and promotional design for each exhibit.

Summer Youth Arts Program. Developed and managed the expanded Summer Youth Arts Program which is enjoying its fifth successful year. This premier summer program for children 8-14 years old offers a variety of art workshops in the areas of Art, Film, Theater and Photography. Supervised the curriculum and ensured qualified staffing and scheduling. Developed and produced a marketing campaign and materials that resulted in meeting enrollment goals, five weeks before start date. All of the program's operating expenses are recovered through the tuition and fees for the program.

Developed and implemented annual fine arts invitational juried show open to national artists. Entry fees and show fees have raised over $10,000 since 2004 which has been used for student scholarships.

Introduced computers and digital media into the curriculum, initiated student use of computer technology in teaching Design Fundamentals, which has led to increased enrollment. Instrumental in establishing a print department with wide format printer for printing student work. 

Instituted a series of informational lectures by seasoned professionals to speak to PBCC graphic design students.

Initiated a series of talks and live demonstrations by practicing fine artists to address fine arts students.

Created and produced high quality fine arts calendar featuring PBCC fine art student's art images which was designed as a fundraiser as part of the LEAP Scholar project.

Designed and produced a unique handcrafted, PBCC 70th Anniversary 70 page commemorative book.

Founded and lead student Art Club for the past five years. Students worked on a variety of art-related projects and had opportunities to paint and draw with professional models in addition to regular classes. 


  • Design Fundamentals
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II
  • Life Drawing
  • Color Design
  • Graphic Design I
  • Graphic Design II
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Art Appreciation
  • Digital Media for the Fine Artist
  • Intro to Macintosh Graphics
  • Painting I
  • Painting II
  • Portfolio Composition
Committees
  • Search Committee Chair to select full-time graphic design faculty
  • Search Committee to select full-time film faculty
  • Search Committee to select full-time ESOL faculty
  • CRM Committee to select new advertising agency for college
  • Search Committee to select Foundation director (CRM new graphic designer)
  • Committee on Diversity
  • Academic & Instructional Technology Committee (search committee)
  • Third Place, Wellington Art Society, Annual Art Exhibit
  • Honorable Mention, Wellington Art Society, Annual Art Exhibit
  • Chosen as official artist for 1998 Essence Music Festival; New Orleans, LA and created limited edition poster that celebrated the Festival
  • Certificate of Distinction, Art Direction Magazine
  • Citation of Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York City
  • The One Show Award Certificate, Art Directors Club of New York
  • Certificate of Special Merit, Printing Industries of Metropolitan New York
  • Certificate of Distinction, Creativity Magazines
  • Certificate of Merit, Art & Advertising Design Department, New York City Community College
  • Essence Magazine Design Excellence Award
  • Letters of Commendations from Columbia University, ABC Television, CBS Television, Newsweek Magazine, and Office of the Governor from the State of New Jersey