Zafka Banks-Christensen is an artist and art educator living in Philadelphia. She started her teaching career in Montreal, working with at-risk youth in a non-traditional high school setting and continued working with a similar population at The Mural Arts Network in Philadelphia. For the past 12 years she has been the Graphic Design and Visual Art teacher at Esperanza Academy Charter High School, located in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia. She received her BFA from The Maryland Institute, College of Art, her Graphic Design and Illustration degree from Dawson College and her Post-Bac in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design. She is a practicing artist and designer, having created and published work for a variety of companies including, Sears Canada, Air Canada, Reader’s Digest, and Brylane Home, along with a variety of advertising agencies and independent textile manufacturers.
Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School
301 W Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19140