Art Educator at Mendota High School, Mendota, IL.
School Phone 815-539-7446
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BA Art Education • Monmouth College- 1997
MA Art Education • Eastern Illinois University- 2017
Business- That Quirky Couple
This business was created with my wife as I create the art and she makes the embroidery work. We started the business in June of 2019 and have been very successful up to this point.
Art Educator • Professional Experience
Art Educator • Mendota High School • Mendota, IL • 2008-Present
Instruct all art class for 9-12 including Art 1, Ceramics, Advanced Ceramic, Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Painting, Advanced Painting, Digital Art, and Advanced Digital Art.
Art Educator • LaMoille High School • LaMoille, IL • 1997-2008
Instructed all art classes for 9-12 including Art, Ceramics, and Digital Art.
After finishing my Masters at EIU I began focusing more on artworks that I wanted to create. I have always been drawn to comic book art and the creativity involved in making such work. Over the last year I have dedicated my own art to becoming better at that which I love, through drawings, paintings, and digital art I have explored many ways to create it. My own personal goal is to get noticed by any comic book company and some day get a cover, which is what my comic art references in the gallery. If this never happens then I will at least know I enjoyed creating the art I make.
I believe as a teacher it is my duty to be there for every student to guide them to better themselves in any way possible. Art is full of life lessons, to never give up, to learn from our mistakes, to push through the hard times, to love what we do, to see things in a different light, and to open our minds to the unimaginable. It is my responsibility to demonstrate these traits to the students so they know that anything is possible if you work for it.