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Mr. Baldwin

Teaching Philosophy

I enjoy experimenting with processes and techniques, for the sake of discovering how things are made. Being a visual person and builder, I enjoy the journey as much if not more than the finished product. It is akin to how one feels when reading a great book.
Teaching for me, is passing on to students my passion for learning. I want students to experience learning as an enjoyable and self- fulfilling journey of individual growth.
In my courses, students are encouraged to seek out what they have not tried and to welcome challenge.

Education

Acadia University - Masters in Education (Leadership)
Cape Breton University - Diploma in Technology Education
Acadia University - Bachelor of Education
Nova Scotia Teachers College - Associate Diploma in Education

Teaching

1988 - present
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School
Website for my Courses
  • Art 11
  • Art 12
  • IB Visual Arts

Samples of student work

Extra curricular school activities:

Boy's soccer coach
Girl's softball coach
Boy's volleyball coach


Innovation in the classroom

2010 - Workit project
2009 - Workit project

Professional Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) grants awarded:
2012 - Painting Outside the Lines
2010 - Urban Sculpture (mosaics)
2007 - Film Shorts
2003 - Digital Darkroom and Mixed Media
2001 - The Widow's Walk
2000 - Did Picasso Cut and Paste too?

International Workshops attended:
2009 - IB Visual Arts, Level 2, NOLA, USA
2006 - IB Visual arts Level 1, United World College of the American West, Montezuma, New Mexico, USA
2001 - Art Educators Forum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia, USA
2000 - Art Educators Forum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia, USA

Museums, Galleries and Monuments visted:
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Austria
Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna
Karlskirche, Vienna - Baroque Church
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
Abbey of Melk, Wachau Valley

Czech Republic
Sternberg Palace, Prague
Church of St. Nicholas, Prague
St. Vitus's Cathedral, Prague
The Prague Castle, Prague
Charles Bridge, Prague

England
The National Gallery, London
The Tate Modern, London

France
Arc de Triomphe,Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Louvre, Paris
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Pantheon, Paris
Rodin Museum, Paris
Sacre Coeur, Paris

Holland
Anne Frank House Amsterdam
Rijks museum Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
Mauritshuis Den Hagg - I had to see Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
Hungary
Palace of Art, Hero's Square, Budapest
Buda Castle, Budapest

Italy
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Abbey of Montecassino
Pompei
St Vitale, Ravenna
Galleria Borghese, Rome - My favorite gallery for sculpture
Musei Capitolini, Rome
The Colosseum, Rome
The National Gallery of Modern Art, Villa Borghese, Rome
The Pantheon, Rome
St Peter's Basilica, Rome
The Vatican Museums, Rome
Roman Forum, Rome

Spain
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Cordoba
La Mezquita,Cordoba
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Museo de Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid
Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - My favorite museum for paintings
The Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Cathedral & La Giralda, Seville
Reales Alcazares, Seville
Plaza de Espana, Seville
La Maestranza, Seville

USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Natural History, New York
Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico (unforgettable)