Chad Downard

Chad Downard teaches color and design in the School of Design and Production. He has worked as a fabricator, designer and model-builder for public artists and architects, and as an assistant curator of a gallery, preparing for exhibitions.


  • Taught art in the community, schools, museums, at an art institute and at a university and has worked with emotionally disturbed children and at-risk youth
  • Sat in juries for public art commissions
  • Showed his work both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards for his art and design

Career Highlights

  • Served in the military for 12 years, lived in Asia for more than two years and traveled to more than 30 countries and throughout most of the United States


  • Board Member, The Olio


B.F.A. Sculpture & PaintingCornish College of Arts

B.S. EnglishU.S. Naval Academy

Cert. Environmental HorticultureAugusta Technical College