Teacher Profile - Linda Brent

Linda Brent has been teaching clay classes at the Bay School since 2014.  Her next class is Intro to Hand-Built Pottery which will be on Thursdays, Nov. 10, 17; Dec 1 & 8 6pm - 9pm.  You will learn the pleasure of building useful objects with minimal equipment made out of clay.

Linda graduated from VCU with a BFA from the Crafts Dept. She retired after 25 years of teaching art at Ware Academy and has lived in the area for 30 years.  She enjoys the freedom to expand what she taught children at Ware to adults at the Bay School.

A few questions to Virginia

What made you start teaching?

I was a substitute art teacher for a few years when an unfortunate incident caused the permanent art teacher position to become available.

What do you get out of teaching?

 My favorite part of teaching art is making it so the student is not afraid to try new things.  I want them to feel comfortable enough to create art on their own.

 

Tell me something people would be surprised to find out about you.

I have been raising butterflies for 3 years.  It is magical and fun to release them!  I like being able to watch their life cycle

 

 

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