Robert

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Retired art teacher; Mixed media artist
Location Mukilteo, Washington, United States
Introduction I am a former high school art teacher (33 years in the Mukilteo School District), and I loved my job. I found that I got at least as much energy back from the students I had, as I expended in teaching them. It was also wonderful to be working in a subject area in which many students were able to discover new creative abilities; aspects of themselves a number of them had never known existed! I continue to substitute teach--"keeping my hand in," because I still enjoy it (it also helps that substitute teachers don't have to take papers home to grade!). I attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts), in Oakland, California in the late 1960's, and graduated with a BFA in 1970, and a secondary teaching certificate, and MFA in painting, in 1971. I was inspired to go to art school by my high school art teacher, Mr. Jack Howard, who had attended CCAC in the 1950's.
Favorite Music Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson, Iain Matthews, Natalie Merchant, Chet Baker, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, The Old 97's, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Patti Smith, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Billie Holiday, Josh Ritter