Rachel Doležal has fourteen years of experience as an exhibiting artist and has taught K-12 & college art lessons in public, private, and non-traditional school settings. Her works have been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, shown in 13 states and displayed at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York.
Doležal began teaching private & group art lessons in 1994 and wants to open up young artists to their creative potential. Rachel also teaches Master Lessons to adults who want to hone their technique in a specific medium or are looking to expand their repertoire of media and concepts. Rachel synthesizes art history, cultural studies, & the creative process when teaching any studio medium. Rachel believes that the creative process is part of what makes us human and unifies our self-identity with the world around us. Doležal teaches at North Idaho College and is a guest lecturer at Spokane Community College and Eastern Washington University.
In addition to art instruction, Rachel teaches Black Studies at Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University. She is a consultant for human rights education and inclusively /diversity training. During her two years experience as the Director of Education for the Human Rights Education Institute, Dolezal developed programs and curriculum that expanded the annual audience from 3,000 per year to 23,000 per year. She created world-class exhibits, coordinated cultural events, scheduled keynote speakers & panel discussions, and more. Her passion for civil rights began in high school and carried her to the Deep South, where she advocated for equal rights and participated in community development. From Mississippi, Rachel launched her graduate work in Washington, DC at Howard University. Here, the curriculum & experiences expanded her scope from civil rights to human rights, and she brought this connectivity to her work in Idaho in 2004. Dolezal continues to offer coordination of programs & curriculum as well as teacher training in human rights & diversity for the Inland Northwest. In addition to cultural education, art instruction, and her other leadership roles, Rachel is involved in gardening, cooking, black hair styling, modeling, and serves as PR Committee Chair & Treasurer for a non-profit Board of Directors.