Stephanie Arner

Palm Harbor, FL  USA


“Creativity is an evolutionary process driven by exploration, compassion and innovation.”

CliftonStrengths: Ideation, Activator, Individualization, Strategic & Intellection


University of South Florida - Tampa, Florida

  • May  2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Studio Art, Concentration in Ceramics

  • Jun2013 Paris Study Abroad Program - Articulate Gesture; Navigated the City, Cultural Immersion; Made Art Inspired by the City

  • Fall 2013 Internship: Art in Health - USF Contemporary Art Museum and USF Communication Sciences            and Disorders Clinic - Pilot Program

  • Developed Curriculum, Encouraged Explorative Creativity

  • Evaluated Performance for Patients with Aphasia

  • Collaborated with Speech Pathologists, Used Art to Assist Communication

Jewelry Workshop Study - Palm Harbor, Florida


  • Sep  2010 Tubing, Riveting & Capping - Dunedin Fine Arts Center

  • Oct   2008 Chemical Reactions & Metal Etching

  • Jan   2007 Egyptian Coil Link Bracelet

  • May  2005Coiling Beads & Bangle Bracelet


Glass Workshop Study - Clearwater, Florida

  • May  2005 Introduction to Glass Fusing

  • Sep  2004 Introduction to Lampwork

Creative Leadership Roles


District School Board of Pasco County - Encourage, Enlighten & Inspire Students & Staff


  • Aug  2017 -  2020 CHASCO MIDDLE SCHOOL, ART TEACHER 6th - 8th grade - Port Richey, Florida

  • 2019 - 20  Named Teacher of the Year by Instructional Colleagues

  • 2019  Motivational Speaker, 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony; Embrace Your Fear; Renovated Classroom Portable into a Gallery Space to display Student Artwork

  • Aug  2015 - 17 GULF TRACE ELEMENTARY, ART TEACHER K-5 – Holiday, Florida

                               Nominee for Teacher of the Year  by Instructional Colleagues        

                               Coordinator & Organizer, Fine Arts Night

                               Facilitator, Art Club for Students & Staff Workshops

                               Coordinator & Organizer, Art Contest - Field Day T-shirt Designs

                               Member, Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

                               Organizer, Daddy Daughter Dance, Spring Carnival, Fall Festival Event & Winter Wonderland


Professional Development: Workshops & Speeches


  • 2019 - 20  Social Emotional Learning: Trauma Informed Care for Students

  • Oct  2019  The Pixar Process: Creativity, Inc. - USF Workshop for Educators

  • Jul 2019  Visual Arts Workshop: Art Ideas (Recycling, Upcycling & Repurposing)

  • Feb 2018  Classroom Management: Expectations, Rules & Procedures

  • Jul  2017 - 19  Supporting LGTBQ+ Students Workshop

  • Aug  2017 Reading Endorsement Competency Course

  • Jul  2017  Instructional Technology Workshop: One Note, Office 365

  • Aug  2016  Motivational Speaker for District Fine Arts Meeting; Upcycling & Repurposing

  • Jun  2016 - 18  Item Analysis District Assessment Committee Member for Visual Arts

  • May  2016  Motivational Speaker Hosted by TBBCA/Susana Weymouth - Doodads Children’s Exhibition,                                    Tampa Bay History Center; Arts Advocacy


Jewelry by Stephanie - Palm Harbor, Florida



YMCA North Pinellas Branch - Palm Harbor, Florida


  • May 2010 - Aug 2015     Youth Creative Development, Art Camp Counselor

                                               Organized and Implemented Art Projects for Campers

                                               Art Instructor for All Ages, Established and Implemented Curriculum for Art Program


Specialized Coatings, Inc. - Palm Harbor, Florida; Commercial & Residential Paint Contracting Company


  • Sep 1998 - Aug 2009     Owner, Creative Consultant and Office Manager

                                              Designed and Implemented All Aspects of Marketing;

                                              Website, Business Cards, Business Forms, Flyers etc.


Collaborative Exhibitions & Events


  • Apr 2017 First Annual Art Specialist Art Show; Collaborative Coordinator for Pasco County School District

  • Aug 2015 Dunedin Fine Arts Center: Wearable Art XI Fashion Show:   

                         Metamorphosis, Upcycled & Transformed Wedding Gown

  • Apr 2015 The Lockbox, USF BFA Thesis Exhibition: NONREFUNDABLE

  • Nov 2014 USF Centre Gallery, A Call to Artists (Juried Show)

  • Nov 2014 USF Oliver Gallery, Photography Forever

  • Oct 2014 USF Oliver Gallery, Environment vs. Humans

  • Jun 2014 USF Centre Gallery, eARTh

  • Feb 2014 USF Oliver Gallery, Indigestion

  • Nov 2013 USF Library Writing Center, Writer’s Block (USF permanent collection)

  • Oct 2009  Festival of the Arts Vendor, YMCA North Pinellas

  • Mar 2007 A la Carte Event Pavilion, Bridal Event - Tampa, Wedding Collection – Swarovski & Pearls

  • Apr 2006 Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Garden Party Exhibit - Dunedin, Florida

  • Oct 2006 Art on the Avenue, Jewelry Vendor - Arlington, Virginia

  • 2005 – 09 Annual Jewelry Home Shows




Suncoast Arts Festival at The Shoppes of Wiregrass - Pasco County


  • 2017 – 2019 Event Committee & Board Member

                           Art Jury Judge for Vendors

                           Developed, Coordinated & Executed Annual Theme for Children’s Art Garden


Hospice of the Suncoast - Pinellas County


                                  Initiated and Developed Weekly Art Program

                                  Encouraged and Motivated Participants to Explore Creative Abilities

                                  Evaluated the Human Condition and the Response to Art Related Projects

                                  Analyzed and Assessed Physical Challenges Due to Individual Diagnoses

                                  Made Art Accessible to All Participants, Troubleshot When Necessary

  • Mar  2014      Hospice Fashion Show Volunteer


Jesse Litsch & Bechtel Financial Celebrity Golf Tournament - Bikes for Kids & North Pinellas YMCA Fundraiser


  • 2014 - 2018     Assisted Celebrity Golf Trick Shot Artist with Equipment & Videography

                               Contributed Custom Jewelry Basket Donation for Silent Auction

                               Coordinated and Facilitated Putting Green Challenge

                               Photographed Players


YMCA of Suncoast - North Pinellas Branch, Palm Harbor, Florida


  • Aug  2011 - 16    VIP Annual Giving Campaign Party, Event Committee Member

                                    Creative Team Leader for Marketing and Auction Gift Baskets

                                    Donated Annual Auction Items for Fundraising Event


  • Feb  2014    Painted Olympic Wellness Challenge “Sochi Mountain” Mural


  • Aug  2012   Painted Olympic Wellness Challenge “American Flag” Mural

                           Program Development Assistant to Wellness Director

                           Promoted and Encouraged Healthy Living via Art Intervention

                           Designed Marketing Tools for Staff and Members

  • Jul    2010   Featured Artist & Vendor, Festival of the Arts - “Embrace East Lake” & Lakefront Classic 5K

                            Designed and Painted Logo for the Event; T-Shirt Artwork


  • Aug   2009   First Annual Festival of the Arts Committee Member


Pinellas County Election - County Commissioner


  • Jun - Nov 2014   Campaign Marketing Creative Consultant


Pinellas County Schools


  • 2013 - 2014   Dunedin Highlander Middle School: PTA and Band Volunteer

  • 2009 - 2012   Ridgecrest Elementary School: PTA, Classroom and Field Trip Volunteer

  • 2006 - 2009   Lake St. George Elementary: PTA, Classroom and Field Trip Volunteer


2010 - present

2010 - present

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