Kiran Zaman

Eli Whitney Museum

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Kiran's love and passion for art started very young, she always knew she wanted to be an artist and an educator. She grew up in South Carolina and Pakistan, and has lived in CT for 13 years. Kiran has a Masters in Fine Arts from Pakistan, and is now at Wesleyan in their Masters of Liberal Studies program. She is simultaneously enrolled at Southern CT State University in the Education Department in their Art Certification program. Over the years Kiran has taught art, in CT and Pakistan, to children ranging from 3 years old to MFA students. She has taught French for many years as well with the Alliance Francaise in Pakistan, in the New Haven Public School System, and at the Yeshiva High School in New Haven. Her most recent job was here at the Eli Whitney Museum, where for three years she was a manager, educator, and artist. After leaving the museum 8 years ago full time to be a mom, she never really "left," she continues coming back to teach summer camps here and also serves on the museum's board of directors.

Besides being an educator, Kiran has worked as an actress in Pakistan as the female lead in three serials. She enjoys maintaining diversity in her work and has recently started a small business as a personal stylist. Kiran has always loved working with kids and relishes the opportunity to do so in the interdisciplinary environment of the museum. She feels the museum is her second home and strongly believes in the museum's philosophies, where she can combine her love of art, creation, color, children, exploration, and joyful learning into memorable classes and experiences for children of all learning styles. She has three children 6, 8, and 10 years old, who all dream of being future Eli Whitney apprentices.

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