Dan Newman, Multimedia Sculptor
I taught secondary art for 38 years. I began in 1974 in Sitka, Alaska teaching 6-8 grade at Blatchley Middle School. I also taught the same grades at William Lenoir Middle School in North Carolina. I moved to Utah and taught grades 9-12 at Hillcrest and Alta High Schools.
As many artists, I began to make art as a child. I enrolled in art classes in middle school and then Kalama High School. After serving in the US Navy, I enrolled at Clark College, Vancouver and earned an associates degree. Later I attended Western Washington Art Ed and San Francisco State University. I earned my Masters Degree in Art Ed from San Francisco State University. While at SFSU I began glass blowing with professor and master glass artist, Rob Levin. I had more glass experience in Seattle and North Carolina. I have exhibited my art in Sitka Alaska and Neilsen Charlotte.
As an art teacher, I have been interested in many forms of media and techniques. I have created my art in many media: ceramics, glass, painting, printmaking, jewelry, and glass. Blowing glass is the media I enjoy most, It is so immediate and challenging in that you have one chance for success. About 10 years ago, I became interested in multimedia art, glass, ceramics, cast metals, lamp-worked glass and found objects.