SMITHY'S Home Page, art teacher

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South Aiken High School.


Educational background:

LAGRANGE COLLEGE: BA 1967 Major: Art

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA: MAT 1977 Major: Art Education

FURMAN UNIVERSITY: (FIRST) SC GSA TEACHER INTERN PROGRAM-1982

ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK-1990

OXFORD COLLEGE OF EMORY UNIVERSITY:1960 - 62

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY:1962 - 64

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY:1965 - 66

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS:1976 - 77


  • 1982: SC GOVERNORŐS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS TEACHER INTERN PROGRAM & COUNSELOR

  • 1984: COUNSELOR SC GSA & TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR

  • FALL OF 1984: My School District ask Kathryn Brooks and myself to create an Arts Gifted and Talented program for the school district which had been mandated by the EIA Educational Act. This was two years before the deadline. In the summer of 1985 the doors of GATEWAY opened and have been opening every summer since except the summer of 1988 when then Governor Campbell cut the funding for the gifted and talented in the arts. The GATEWAY program (Gifted and Talented Education with Artistic Youth) serves students in grades 3 - 12. At the last look in 1994, this was the only program in South Carolina that served this many grades and covers the five areas of the arts associated with the SC GovernorŐs School for the Arts (visual art, music, dance, creative writing, and drama ).


  • 1986-87: FULBRIGHT TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM : Inverness, Scotland

  • 1993: TEACHER SEMINAR: NATIONAL GALLERY, WASHINGTON,D.C.

  • 1994-1996: Teacher Advisory Board: Morris Museum of Art in Augusta , Georgia

  • Exhibits:

    Annual Aiken County Art TeacherŐs Art Show - 1977 - 1994 at USC-A, Etheredge Center

    Kershaw County Art Center -1977

    Coastal Carolina - 1977

    One Person Show - Etheredge Center - USC-A- 1995


  • Personal Information:

    I enjoy most of all doing art, especially photography and printmaking ; scuba diving and snorkling in the summer months; and the love of my life during the winter months, snowskiing, especially at Snowshoe, WV. and travelling to exotic places.


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  • Creation Date: December 1996.