My husband and our two daughters are all involved in Fine Arts - neither one of the girls inherited my science genes!
Ron studied printmaking and sculpture at Mount Allison University and has taught at H.B. Beal Secondary School in Bealart. They run 1/2 day or full day programs for students in Grades 11, 12, 12+ - on a rotary basis through art history, drawing, painting
, printmaking (lithography and intaglio), sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, commercial art, film and animation. There are usually ten to twelve staff members in the department and it has been running for almost 100 years. Someone earlier in the thread mentioned going to the best art school in Southwestern Ontario - was it Bealart or Central Tech's program in Toronto?
Oddly enough, Ron is rebuilding a small trailer for the department to use for workshops at elementary schools and festivals to promote the program. Meanwhile, our eldest has just graduated from NSCAD in Film and Art History and our youngest is headed there in the fall
. You will have to wait until I post pictures of our redecorated trailer to judge my skills. They tend more towards sewing and decorating.
Great to read about so many artists, art educators - there is life after retirement!