Position / Title: 
Teaching Artist

Liz Shea-McCoy is a nationally recognized artist, with recent emphasis on collage, printmaking and assemblage techniques. She has been involved in many local public art projects ranging from Tour de Lincoln in 2003 to Artistic Rain Barrels in 2009. With over 18 years with the Nebraska Arts Council, Shea-McCoy has taught and facilitated a variety of creative learning experiences for students of all ages and settings. She has a Master’s degree in Textile Design and holds a Nebraska Teaching Certificate.

Shea-McCoy uses her extensive teaching artist’s background to encourage students to use their imaginations and to think more abstractly, such as creating their own one-of-a-kind symbol that reflects their individuality. By looking at primitive and contemporary symbols, she hopes to engage all students to reflect on themselves or their environment, and create their own piece of nonverbal communication. Liz is also an enthusiastic advocate of schools carrying out their own public art projects. As a result, she can assist teachers and students in coordinating their own mini public art project, either as a fundraiser for the school or community needs, and/or artistic/aesthetic learning. Shea-McCoy has partnered with Oscar Rios to create an interdisciplinary arts experience for students and teachers entitle Symbols and Sounds.

For more information about Liz Shea-McCoy, please contact:
2700 Sheridan Blvd
Lincoln, NE 68502-4238

FAX: 402.488.3879