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In working with children ages 5-14 for many years, I have developed a lot of patience and much creativity in communicating with them. I love reading and writing, and can find the hidden talents in almost any child. I've found that when you tap the child's own interests, they learn more quickly. The summer of 2012 I was an au pair for two households, which included two 12-year-olds, one 1-year-old, one 9-year-old, and one 14-year old. I managed to keep them organized, well fed, and active. We had reading time every day and went to the library once a week. We even learned how to do stop-motion animation and made several short movies!
I graduated in May 2014 with my Master's degree in Higher Education (college/ university level through Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. I have a passion for adult education and my specialty is photography and Adobe Photoshop.
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I've been using and teaching Adobe Photoshop since 1998. I am a college professor specializing in Adobe Photoshop and Digital Imaging. I've been a professional photographer for over 25 years, and use Photoshop routinely.
In May 2012 I passed the Mass. Education Tests to become certified in Visual Arts, K-12.
I've been drawing and painting my entire life. My favorite media are graphite and pen-and-ink, but I also work in acrylics and watercolor. I owned my own art studio for 3 years, and taught children from the ages of 5 and up, adults, and people with disabilities such as MS, deafness and mental retardation. I was the co-President of an artists' guild in Andover, MA for 2 years. There, I helped organize monthly demonstrations, exhibitions, and workshops in various disciplines. I studied in Italy with Montserrat College of Art in 2008, and am a member of Urban Sketchers, a world-wide group of artists who 'capture the world one drawing at a time'.
After a 4-year apprenticeship at a Portrait and Wedding Studio in Athens, GA, I became a professional photographer (1986). I'm trained in children's, family, wedding, and commercial photography, including darkroom printing and restoration work. I was studio manager and second photographer at "Ed Eich Photographic" in Andover, MA for ten years, during which time we transitioned from traditional to digital photography. Since then I have taught Digital Photography for Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College. Nature and wildlife work is what I do for fun!
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