Ms. Heinold joined BASIS Independent Brooklyn’s Fine Art faculty bringing more than 17 years promoting progressive learning opportunities and artistic growth in schools and cultural institutions. Ms. Heinold received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Ms. Heinold previously worked as an art educator with the Department of Education’s “Studio in a School” program where she taught all aspects of studio art preschool through Grade 5. While working for the Department of Education, she received an “Arts in Education” research grant and helped develop curriculum as well as conducted professional development workshops for teachers.
Another area of Ms. Heinold’s professional focus has been using art to help both children and adults with chronic medical conditions. At ArtWorks, which is part of the Naomi Cohain Foundations, and The University Settlement/The Creative Center, Ms. Heinold worked as an art educator developing and teaching thematic art workshops and lessons designed to build technical skill and awareness of contemporary artistic practices. During this time, she also worked at the Musuem of Modern Art in their Archives. Previously, she also served as a museum educator focused on Himalayan art at the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Heinhold worked as an Adjunct Faculty Member at both Nazareth College (Rochester, New York) and the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Ms. Heinold has exhibited her art continuously for the past 17 years. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery, creative sewing, cooking, gardening and reading.