Tim: A story of finding yourself

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My 3 years of Fine Art at Fanshawe in late 80's were the best 3 years of my life up to that point. I found myself, during those years. Too many people told me to not take Art: 'don't be an artist, you won’t make any money', but I found that society needs artists, and musicians, and poets, even if we don't yet support them. I went on to university (Concordia) to be a theatre designer, then graphic design at TRU in Kamloops BC. I was a web designer throughout the 90's and early 2000's, and then found my 'calling', teaching. I have been a teacher here at Fanshawe for over 10 years now (graphic design) and often reflect on my days in Fine Art: I wander the halls in D building and remember who I was, and how that has molded who I became as an artist, designer and as a teacher. I believe in creativity, and I feel that our current society doesn't. I strive to impart the lessons that I learned in college: school isn’t just about getting a job - it's also about going through one stage of life to another, it's about finding out who you are, it's about memories, friends and the opportunity to really struggle with something meaningful, and to emerge.

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