Phyl

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation Elementary Art Teacher
Location the Adirondacks, NY, United States
Introduction I am recently retired after teaching art for 36 years. I note with sadness that many schools are cutting art and music programs to save money in rough financial times. We all know that kids with an opportunity to participate in music and the arts perform better academically; fight to keep your art programs! I encourage you to provide your students with as rich an art experience as possible - they should dip brushes into creamy paints, moisten their hands with slimy papier-mache goo, squeeze clay between their fingers, weave with brightly colored yarn, fold, twist, and cut paper, and draw - all the wonderful tactile experiences that are disappearing as kids spend their lives engaged in electronic media. Their favorite place will be the art room!
Interests painting, photography, paper-mâché, absolutely anything artsy, flat water kayaking, reading
Favorite Movies Somewhere in Time, Dirty Dancing, Edward Scissorhands, Harold and Maude, Benny & Joon, The King of Hearts, and the greatest tearjerker of all time: Bambi
Favorite Music My taste is VERY eclectic, including music from around the world, indie rock, folk, jazz, etc.
Favorite Books Bel Canto, Rebecca, The Time Traveler's Wife, Franny & Zooey, The Diary of Anne Frank, All the Light We Cannot See, The Night Circus, The Dovekeepers, and many more