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I have taught at Blaine High School for over 18 years. I am a professional working artist with a studio in my home. I work part time at BHS in the morning. I teach Painting 1,2,3, Drawing 1, Ceramics 1 and I team teach Advanced Placement Art Studio (AP Art) with Mrs Schenk.
I have worked in many art careers. I was the director of Banfill Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, MN. I have been a freelance commercial artist, I created the North Artist Studio Crawl and I enter painting exhibitions and plein air (painting on location) contests across the country. I have won numerous awards for my paintings. You can check out my work on my web site at patundis.com. Teaching art at Blaine High School is my favorite art job. I love teaching young people how to paint. What I really teach is, " seeing and focused practice." I break it down into small steps and teach you to use thoughtful practice and bam! You will be able paint!
In the past few years I have been traveling the world. I have been to the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Costa Rica, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Grand Turks, Thailand and in 2012 I took BHS students to Italy. In 2016 we are taking another group to Italy for an art history/ art making tour.
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education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth.
Together we can help your child achieve success!