Hope College, Holland, MI (Liberal Arts)
University ofEdinburgh (Master's)
Florida State University (PhD)
Hello. I am an experienced artist and Art-school professor. I have also lived, worked and tutored English in Scotland, Greece and France, both for children and adults. The great thing about it was going to student' houses, getting to learn about family life in those countries, and going places with families--I learned far more than they did, I bet! Now I am older, with a family of my own, and I really love helping others to learn and open their minds to the world and to their own abilities.
In college I have been teaching all the Humanities--History, Art History, Philosophy, Comparative Religions, Ethics, Aesthetics, and Civilization. I have even written a book on how all types of knowledge fits together. I have been a painter for nearly forty years, so there is very little that I cannot do and teach. My goal in life is to paint murals.
I have studied Anthropology since my first year in college and love it still. I have studied a lot of Science, History, and World Civilization, too, so I understand most aspects of the subject--and have lived in three other countries, which helps a lot.
I have also read history for most of my life until today, and love every aspect of it, especially the five first civilizations, and the subsequent history of Greece, Europe, and America. More than that, I love Historiography, which is about the meaning of history, its forces, factors, and direction, or possible purposes.
I started painting pictures at 15 (although I had already been painting houses since 5, since we moved house so many times--and my mom had me doing the walls!) I took drawing and painting courses in college and started exhibiting in college, too. I have had over 15 one-man shows, as well as taken part in group shows, and would be a full-time artist, now if I could. I have been to many of the great museums of the world--and still go to as many as I can in the Boston area, not to mention countless galleries, and I really understand the history of art thoroughly--especially Western Art, since there is so much more of it than any other culture, but also the other great histories of the world. The great thing about the art world today is that it is constantly changing and becoming more influential over all other aspects of life. We all need to understand the creative process better, be more open-minded, and entrepreneurial. This is best done by learning as many skills as we can--not just learning one and putting ourselves in a little box.
I am a very patient, happy, and friendly person, very encouraging and positive, optimistic, even. But I am also serious about learning and helping everyone to improve their understanding of the world and of the skills of thinking and working. We can work out a plan of study and of action together in order to help you get the most out of our time, as well as to create the best aims for your future. Best of luck in whatever you choose to do. Hello. I am an experienced artist and Art-school professor. I have also lived, worked and tutored English in Scotland, Greece and France, both for children and adults. The great thing about it was going to student' houses, getting to learn
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