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I love looking at art. It is even more exciting to see art in progress...something that never existed before as students are creating it.
I started painting with oil paint in 6th grade. My parents were very patient with me. My Dad had to clean the oil paint off the carpet when my dog Suzi got into my paints. Suzi for some reason loved oil paint and would get it on her paws and her schnauzer beard!
I went to college to study to be an artist and an art teacher. I took classes in photography, art history, metal smithing, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and design. During, my first teaching job in 1977, I went to 7 different schools and saw approximately 850 different students. I seldom had a room and had to teach off a cart of supplies, set-up, teach, clean-up and leave, often under 35 minutes.
So you have a math problem. How many years have I been teaching if I started in 1977?