Ceramics and Art
A note from Coach J.
This is my 14th year at AMSA, this is my 10 year teaching ceramics as the School for the Arts!
I was fortunate to be on the original team of designers for arts school, the visual arts curriculum and designing the ceramics lab at both campuses.
I was in the back seat of the car, a 1970 Ford Galaxy 500- red, headed for Detroit Lakes to drop my big brother off at hockey camp. I was 4 or 5 and I did my first drawing that I can remember, I drew Snoopy! I can't remember ever coloring in a color book. Too many lines!
From there I had every art class at Blaine High School
I attended The College of Associate Arts in St. Paul, earned my B.F.A. in art and illustration.
At Concordia University in St. Paul I earned my BA in education and later my MAed in Educational Leadership.
I learned the how to's of ceramics in high from Steve Nelson, when setting up the ceramics lab at AMSA, I looked to BHS and modeled our lab from their successes!
When not at school I love to go the the Island for fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking and throwing the tennis ball of the dock for my sweet black lab Gracie!