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Amy Brown Mastiff Studios

Blogging. The thing that people are supposed to do to brand themselves, their work, their website, etc. I had a little blog years ago about work, myself, etc., but I wasn't great about updating it. That is why I decided to try a Facebook business page. I figured short updates might be easier. That page is
I am a high school art teacher. I've been teaching kids for over twenty years as a professional educator to make art. I actually taught k-12 for a couple of years. That was truly a struggle. I'd like to say to anyone who teaches middle school age kids that you are blessed with a special gift. Middle school kids were tricky for me to teach. I've taught at two high schools during my career, Brush High School in Brush, Colorado for ten years and the school I am currently at. I've been here for 9 years, and I subbed for a year when I got out of college. I really like what I do. I'm one of the lucky ones who love what I do about 80% of the time. Why only 80% and not 100%? I would say bureaucracy and stereotyping. In my opinion, the government has people making rules about how and what to teach, but most of the time the people that are put in charge of this type of decision making have never actually taught kids. I have also noticed that when people talk about what is wrong with kids, often the burden of disobedience is places on the shoulders' of educators. As you you can tell, I'm very opinionated about educational practices in the US.
My studio is in my home. I actually set up in the living room. The huge 4x4' canvases take a big chunk out of it.
My first blog is out of the way. I will do my best to blog on a regular basis. Feel free to ask me questions.