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ARTIST & ART TEACHER: I Loved Art From When I Was A Little Girl And Never Varied From It

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Nancy is an artist, art teacher, and graphic designer. Everyday for Nancy can be different from the last - she teaches classes at her studio, teaches an after school program, creates large mosaic murals as a visiting artist, and has a graphic design business. She tells us that she has loved art since she was a girl and has never faltered in her passion for it.

Degree: Fine Arts
Job Title: Artist & Art Teacher
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Artists and Related Workers, All Other

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Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than a functional one.

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Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Irregular
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Office, Outdoor, Indoor, Home
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Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Artistic, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

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<span m='12190'>graphics</span> <span m='12485'>end</span> <span m='12780'>of</span> <span m='12970'>that.</span> <span m='13415'>That</span> <span m='13860'>wasn't</span> <span m='14320'>for</span> <span m='14460'>me.</span> <span m='14770'>I'm</span> <span m='14870'>not</span> <span m='15100'>an</span> <span m='15230'>eight</span> <span m='15450'>to</span> <span m='15530'>five</span> <span m='15880'>person.</span> </p><p><span m='17530'>Now,</span> <span m='18730'>what</span> <span m='19030'>my</span> <span m='19250'>day</span> <span m='19600'>looks</span> <span m='19980'>like</span> <span m='20490'>is</span> <span m='21790'>I</span> <span m='22040'>work</span> <span m='22330'>better</span> <span m='22590'>when</span> <span m='22750'>I've</span> <span m='22850'>got</span> <span m='23060'>lots</span> <span m='23490'>of</span> <span m='23570'>variety</span> <span m='24290'>of</span> <span m='24380'>different</span> <span m='24810'>activities</span> <span m='25550'>going</span> <span m='25890'>on.</span> <span m='26580'>So</span> <span m='26750'>in</span> <span m='26840'>the</span> <span m='26930'>morning</span> <span m='27350'>I'm</span> <span m='27590'>checking</span> <span m='28030'>my</span> <span m='28200'>email</span> <span m='29070'>for</span> <span m='29400'>my</span> <span m='29560'>business</span> <span m='30120'>at</span> <span m='30210'>home.</span> <span m='30920'>I</span> <span m='31060'>have</span> <span m='31400'>a</span> <span m='31490'>studio,</span> <span m='32270'>and</span> <span m='32369'>I</span> <span m='32450'>have</span> <span m='32650'>classes</span> <span m='33260'>going</span> <span m='33600'>on.</span> <span m='33920'>So</span> <span m='33950'>I'm</span> <span m='34080'>checking</span> <span m='34490'>to</span> <span m='34570'>see</span> <span m='36630'>who has</span> <span m='36890'>registered,</span> <span m='38940'>working</span> <span m='39630'>on</span> <span m='41320'>just</span> <span m='41620'>those</span> <span m='41890'>kinds</span> <span m='42160'>of</span> <span m='42250'>tasks,</span> <span m='42505'>the</span> <span m='42760'>computer</span> <span m='43260'>tasks,</span> <span m='43710'>daily</span> <span m='44000'>tasks.</span> </p><p><span m='44840'>Then</span> <span m='45260'>I'll</span> <span m='45350'>go</span> <span m='45550'>out</span> <span m='45720'>to</span> <span m='45840'>a</span> <span m='45890'>school.</span> <span m='46400'>I</span> <span m='46480'>do</span> <span m='46670'>an</span> <span m='46770'>after</span> <span m='47060'>school</span> <span m='47400'>program.</span> <span m='47695'>So</span> <span m='47990'>I'm</span> <span m='48210'>prepping</span> <span m='48680'>during</span> <span m='49030'>the</span> <span m='49140'>day</span> <span m='49960'>and</span> <span m='50190'>then</span> <span m='50400'>getting</span> <span m='50740'>ready</span> <span m='51390'>for</span> <span m='51600'>that</span> <span m='51860'>class</span> <span m='52310'>that</span> <span m='52400'>I'm</span> <span m='52470'>going</span> <span m='52610'>to</span> <span m='52660'>have</span> <span m='52920'>after</span> <span m='53300'>school.</span> <span m='54570'>Lots</span> <span m='54920'>of</span> <span m='55010'>prepping.</span> <span m='55890'>It's</span> <span m='55990'>kind</span> <span m='56160'>of</span> <span m='56210'>like</span> <span m='56390'>making</span> <span m='56760'>a</span> <span m='56840'>dinner,</span> <span m='57410'>a</span> <span m='57680'>big</span> <span m='57990'>dinner,</span> <span m='58540'>and</span> <span m='58810'>then</span> <span m='59340'>the</span> <span m='59450'>kids</span> <span m='59780'>come</span> <span m='60010'>in,</span> <span m='60290'>and</span> <span m='60760'>they</span> <span m='61030'>eat</span> <span m='61180'>it</span> <span m='61280'>really</span> <span m='61540'>fast.</span> </p><p><span m='62100'>And</span> <span m='62360'>so</span> <span m='62570'>my</span> <span m='62760'>day</span> <span m='63000'>varies.</span> <span m='63330'>It's</span> <span m='63730'>never</span> <span m='64010'>the</span> <span m='64120'>same.</span> <span m='64730'>It's</span> <span m='65300'>got</span> <span m='65510'>lots</span> <span m='65790'>of</span> <span m='65870'>variety.</span> <span m='67900'>Sometimes</span> <span m='68930'>I'm</span> <span m='69060'>just</span> <span m='69280'>working</span> <span m='69570'>by</span> <span m='69690'>myself,</span> <span m='70210'>and</span> <span m='70340'>sometimes</span> <span m='71040'>I'm</span> <span m='71240'>with</span> <span m='71440'>a</span> <span m='71510'>group</span> <span m='71870'>of</span> <span m='72040'>30</span> <span m='72430'>kids,</span> <span m='73000'>and</span> <span m='74050'>it</span> <span m='74150'>just</span> <span m='74370'>varies.</span> </p><p><span m='75560'>Art</span> <span m='76040'>I</span> <span m='76160'>loved</span> <span m='76840'>from</span> <span m='77150'>when</span> <span m='77310'>I</span> <span m='77380'>was</span> <span m='77580'>a</span> <span m='77640'>little</span> <span m='77900'>girl,</span> <span m='78550'>and</span> <span m='79010'>I</span> <span m='79090'>never</span> <span m='79940'>varied</span> <span m='80410'>from</span> <span m='80640'>that.</span> <span m='82750'>In</span> <span m='82850'>high</span> <span m='83050'>school,</span> <span m='83450'>I</span> <span m='83550'>took</span> <span m='84040'>art</span> <span m='84400'>all</span> <span m='84560'>the</span> <span m='84640'>way</span> <span m='84850'>through.</span> <span m='85700'>And</span> <span m='85950'>then</span> <span m='86130'>when</span> <span m='86260'>I</span> <span m='86320'>went</span> <span m='86540'>to</span> <span m='86630'>college</span> <span m='87340'>I</span> <span m='87500'>majored</span> <span m='87990'>in</span> <span m='88120'>fine</span> <span m='88480'>arts</span> <span m='88785'>and</span> <span m='89430'>realized</span> <span m='89950'>that</span> <span m='90100'>I</span> <span m='90190'>needed</span> <span m='90610'>to</span> <span m='90710'>get</span> <span m='90940'>a</span> <span m='91190'>teaching</span> <span m='91580'>credential</span> <span m='92180'>too</span> <span m='92580'>so</span> <span m='92830'>I</span> <span m='92950'>could</span> <span m='93180'>teach</span> <span m='93530'>art.</span> </p><p><span m='94710'>So</span> <span m='94950'>I've</span> <span m='95540'>taught</span> <span m='95900'>many.</span> <span m='96460'>I'm</span> <span m='96820'>certified</span> <span m='97420'>K</span> <span m='97670'>through</span> <span m='97890'>12.</span> <span m='100190'>At</span> <span m='100390'>this</span> <span m='100630'>point</span> <span m='100950'>my</span> <span m='101140'>life</span> <span m='101550'>now,</span> <span m='102740'>I'm</span> <span m='102960'>a</span> <span m='103020'>visiting</span> <span m='103520'>artist</span> <span m='103990'>at</span> <span m='104070'>a</span> <span m='104120'>lot</span> <span m='104330'>of</span> <span m='104400'>locations.</span> <span m='106340'>And</span> <span m='106500'>I'm</span> <span m='106630'>a</span> <span m='106690'>mosaic</span> <span m='107320'>artist.</span> </p><p><span m='107870'>In</span> <span m='107960'>fact,</span> <span m='108320'>the</span> <span m='108370'>little</span> <span m='108580'>piece</span> <span m='108960'>that</span> <span m='109070'>I</span> <span m='109150'>have</span> <span m='109420'>on</span> <span m='109660'>here</span> <span m='110460'>is</span> <span m='110630'>one</span> <span m='110790'>of</span> <span m='110860'>my</span> <span m='111080'>little</span> <span m='111510'>mosaic</span> <span m='112320'>pendants</span> <span m='113130'>that</span> <span m='113250'>I</span> <span m='113340'>make.</span> <span m='114100'>But</span> <span m='114220'>I</span> <span m='114330'>also</span> <span m='114690'>create</span> <span m='115100'>very</span> <span m='115790'>big</span> <span m='117160'>wall</span> <span m='117560'>pieces.</span> <span m='118700'>I</span> <span m='118840'>recently</span> <span m='119300'>finished</span> <span m='119710'>a</span> <span m='119770'>30</span> <span m='120750'>foot</span> <span m='121000'>by</span> <span m='121220'>eight</span> <span m='121460'>foot</span> <span m='121780'>mosaic</span> <span m='122480'>mural</span> <span m='123020'>at</span> <span m='123200'>a</span> <span m='123260'>school</span> <span m='125540'>near</span> <span m='125760'>where</span> <span m='125980'>I</span> <span m='126080'>live.</span> <span m='126930'>And</span> <span m='127220'>that</span> <span m='127410'>was</span> <span m='127590'>really</span> <span m='127880'>great.</span> <span m='128320'>The</span> <span m='128430'>kids</span> <span m='128830'>helped</span> <span m='129229'>me.</span> <span m='129570'>I</span> <span m='129630'>was</span> <span m='129810'>there</span> <span m='129970'>for</span> <span m='130160'>about</span> <span m='130389'>a</span> <span m='130430'>year</span> <span m='130889'>as</span> <span m='131170'>the</span> <span m='131960'>artist</span> <span m='132380'>in</span> <span m='132450'>residence</span> <span m='133060'>working</span> <span m='133440'>with</span> <span m='133670'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='134110'>I</span> <span m='134230'>didn't</span> <span m='134440'>know</span> <span m='134630'>how</span> <span m='134820'>many</span> <span m='135050'>different</span> <span m='136250'>things</span> <span m='136690'>that</span> <span m='136850'>would</span> <span m='137050'>be</span> <span m='137250'>applicable.</span> <span m='138030'>I</span> <span m='138110'>didn't</span> <span m='138430'>realize</span> <span m='138820'>that</span> <span m='138980'>I kind of</span> <span m='139060'>fell</span> <span m='139860'>into</span> <span m='140180'>things</span> <span m='141170'>and</span> <span m='141500'>used</span> <span m='142010'>my</span> <span m='142250'>creative</span> <span m='142940'>abilities.</span> <span m='147150'>When</span> <span m='147550'>I</span> <span m='147650'>taught</span> <span m='148040'>school</span> <span m='148590'>in</span> <span m='148940'>Ohio,</span> <span m='150870'>I</span> <span m='151060'>was</span> <span m='151300'>there</span> <span m='151490'>for</span> <span m='151650'>three</span> <span m='152010'>years.</span> <span m='152500'>And</span> <span m='152590'>that</span> <span m='152760'>was</span> <span m='152930'>OK,</span> <span m='153370'>but</span> <span m='153540'>I</span> <span m='153610'>wanted</span> <span m='154120'>to</span> <span m='154240'>move</span> <span m='154830'>and</span> <span m='154960'>relocate.</span> <span m='156040'>I</span> <span m='156150'>was</span> <span m='156330'>young.</span> <span m='156700'>I</span> <span m='156730'>was</span> <span m='156920'>only</span> <span m='157130'>in my</span> <span m='157320'>early</span> <span m='157630'>'20s.</span> </p><p><span m='158670'>And</span> <span m='159230'>I</span> <span m='159320'>didn't</span> <span m='159550'>want</span> <span m='159690'>to</span> <span m='159770'>teach</span> <span m='160170'>anymore.</span> <span m='160930'>I</span> <span m='161030'>felt</span> <span m='161650'>like</span> <span m='162810'>I</span> <span m='162930'>didn't</span> <span m='163130'>have</span> <span m='163260'>enough</span> <span m='166550'>life</span> <span m='166870'>experiences.</span> <span m='167800'>So</span> <span m='168020'>I</span> <span m='168100'>got</span> <span m='168340'>into</span> <span m='168530'>the</span> <span m='168640'>business</span> <span m='169170'>world</span> <span m='169530'>and</span> <span m='169650'>worked</span> <span m='169970'>in</span> <span m='170080'>marketing</span> <span m='170570'>and</span> <span m='170690'>advertising.</span> <span m='171950'>But</span> <span m='172140'>I</span> <span m='172200'>was</span> <span m='172400'>able</span> <span m='172670'>to</span> <span m='172790'>take</span> <span m='173220'>my</span> <span m='173440'>graphics</span> <span m='174240'>end</span> <span m='174560'>of</span> <span m='174660'>art,</span> <span m='175080'>and</span> <span m='175280'>so</span> <span m='175450'>it</span> <span m='175560'>fit</span> <span m='175810'>in</span> <span m='175990'>really</span> <span m='176270'>well.</span> <span m='178960'>So</span> <span m='179190'>I've</span> <span m='179410'>had</span> <span m='179560'>a</span> <span m='179620'>lot</span> <span m='179890'>of</span> <span m='179990'>different</span> <span m='180350'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='180610'>I've</span> <span m='180710'>had</span> <span m='180890'>my</span> <span m='181040'>own</span> <span m='181240'>business</span> <span m='182190'>of</span> <span m='182320'>graphic</span> <span m='182840'>design</span> <span m='183320'>at</span> <span m='183420'>home.</span> <span m='185440'>It's</span> <span m='185720'>just</span> <span m='186450'>you</span> <span m='186700'>have</span> <span m='187130'>to</span> <span m='187250'>be</span> <span m='187460'>creative</span> <span m='188280'>in</span> <span m='188580'>finding</span> <span m='190200'>niches,</span> <span m='190920'>things</span> <span m='191190'>that</span> <span m='191270'>you</span> <span m='191440'>like.</span> <span m='191690'>If</span> <span m='191800'>you</span> <span m='191950'>really</span> <span m='192210'>love</span> <span m='192450'>what</span> <span m='192650'>you</span> <span m='192770'>do,</span> <span m='193380'>those</span> <span m='193580'>things</span> <span m='193840'>are</span> <span m='193930'>really</span> <span m='194260'>going</span> <span m='194400'>to</span> <span m='194450'>happen.</span> <span m='195330'>If</span> <span m='196050'>you</span> <span m='196270'>go</span> <span m='196500'>around</span> <span m='196690'>with</span> <span m='196820'>a</span> <span m='196900'>negative</span> <span m='197380'>attitude,</span> <span m='198890'>it's</span> <span m='199120'>just</span> <span m='199360'>not</span> <span m='199520'>going</span> <span m='199620'>to</span> <span m='199670'>happen</span> <span m='200070'>for</span> <span m='200240'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":360268,"video_id":"3230112339001","name":"2080-Nancy-p-Artist-Teacher","duration":201062,"thumbnail_url":null}});