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Art Teachers.

I was highly interested in two subjects all through school. Those two subjects were Art and English. Sure, I liked science, and history was okay- but Art and English were my top favorites. I had two art teachers in school that were awesome.

I decided to write about both of them for todays article in the art section. I don't think that I have posted anything in the art section before, which seems weird but oh well. Maybe now I'll start doing so more.

The first art teacher that profoundly impacted me was Jeannie Ingalls (and yes there was some sort of relation to that Ingalls family- by marriage). Mrs. Ingalls was my elementary Art teacher, and she was so passionate about art. A little strict and she for sure did not appreciate how much I liked to talk while I was doing art- but she was still a great teacher. She introduced me to many different kinds of art when I was younger. She was also artsy in just about anything she did. She was a friend of the family and went to church with my family as well- so I spent plenty of time at her house, and everything was just done so well and with so much creativity.

The other art teacher who had a large impact on me was Lyn Aus-Roy, she was my highschool art teacher. We had a very interesting relationship. She was goofy and silly but understood the way I learned and therefor more or less let me loose on whatever assignment we were given. I did some pretty great art during the years I had her as a teacher. She was less strict more free thinking when it came to art, and assignments- which was probably why we got along so well. We actually keep in contact still.
So there you have it, a post in art, about art-well art teachers more than art. But about art still. There's actually a third teacher who impacted me in art- but he was a substitute and he had impacts on me in different ways- so I'll save the story of him and his wife for a later post- in a possible different category.


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rescuegal wrote on September 4, 2015, 2:10 PM

I think we all had at least one teacher in school who made a great impression on us. Mine was my 9th grade English teacher.

VinceSummers wrote on September 4, 2015, 2:21 PM

Art and English are generally considered feminine pursuits. However, I do enjoy English, and desire to learn Russian (and possibly other languages) even though my forte is science, with a little math. Also Bible history interests me. I guess I just love life and love learning!

chrisandmark wrote on September 4, 2015, 4:39 PM

I loved English and History - funnily enough I was just speaking to my partner about my disinterest in art. I draw like a talented five year old (an art teacher told me) but have no interest in drawing - I keep trying crafts to see if I can find my artistic streak but I'm having no luck so far!

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 4, 2015, 6:02 PM

The only Art teacher I remember, sadly, is my seventh grade art teacher. She was a terrible teacher. I always thought she took up teaching because being a guard at the female prison was too tame for her. She convinced me and most everyone else she ever taught that I knew that we had no business being in an art class and no future in the visual arts.

lexiconlover wrote on September 4, 2015, 6:15 PM

I had a ceramics teacher my freshman year of highschool who was good to, totally forgot abut him till now. But I had a english teacher who sounds like your art teacher.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 4, 2015, 8:51 PM

Fortunately my opinion of art teachers improved a lot when I met my friend Ashley. Of course, she's no longer teaching as she is now a movie star. We still stay in touch. She helped me design the cover for Dreams Change.

lexiconlover wrote on September 4, 2015, 9:23 PM

I was going to ask how you did cover art. I like the covers of the books. That reminds me I should.go read some more.

markgraham wrote on September 28, 2015, 4:40 PM

I believe we all had our special teachers. My special teacher was actually my second grade teacher for she made learning fun for me. I think I read somewhere that she is a principal now. I liked all the subjects I guess that is I studied about education in general.