Saul Chernick joined the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2011 as the Professional Development Program Coordinator for their Art Education Program. The Foundation facilitates a variety of visual art programs for children, teens, and young adults. Chernick’s work focuses on the professional needs of the Foundation’s staff of 45 artist-teachers. Through a combination of coaching, observations, and workshops he helps professional New York-based artists develop and improve their teaching skills as they serve young people throughout the five boroughs.
Over the past nine years, Chernick has taught visual arts for not-for-profit organizations, public schools, colleges, and museums. In 2008, he co-created the Creative Arts Coaching Program for the Dreamyard Project (Bronx, NY), which teaches classroom teachers methods for teaching arts integration.
Chernick is also a practicing artist. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, including The Aldrich Museum (Connecticut); Franklin Art Works (Minnesota); and the Bronx Museum, The Jewish Museum, and the Meulensteen (formerly Max Protetch) Gallery (New York).