Norma Winter, Professional Artist/Educator: Elementary Educator: recipient of Woman of the Year 2011-2012 plaque from NAPW for demonstrating excellence and dedication in
her profession. Supporter of the arts in Mentor, and Madison, Ohio: Fonda and Adirondack, NY: Wellington, WPB, Sarasota and Venice, Florida. Literacy and artist in residence Volunteer, in Venice,
Florida, is a Member and Officer for Toastmasters International.
Norma studied art at American Art School in New York City for four and a half years. After five-thousand hours of Visual Arts, Norma secured a position as art director in an industrial display company in Newark, New Jersey. She later married and moved to Vermont with her husband where they started an art plaque production business and a family. When their sons were ready for school they moved business and family back to Ohio where the education system had more to offer.
During the growing up years of her family, Norma worked in a graphic arts retail business and freelanced at home. She later accepted a teaching position at Willoughby Fine Arts in Willoughby, Ohio that lasted for five years during which she became a member on their advisory board in their outreach program. Norma designed the logo for that outreach program. Norma expanded her teaching time at Lakeland Community College Community Arts program (Kirtland, Ohio), and Western Reserve Art Center that is now known as Rabbit Run Community Center in Madison, Ohio.
Norma opened an art studio and gallery in Madison Village, Ohio for the purpose of teaching art and encouraging the local and closet artists to display their creative talents and to be recognized in the community. During her seven years as owner and manager she taught art to children and adults, and had local and closet artists participating in her bi-monthly art shows. The gallery retailed jewelry, art works, and art services. After seven years Norma closed her studio and gallery and joined her son in his art studio in the Adirondacks NY. She later moved to Florida to assist with the caring of her mother who had dementia and was blind.
Norma has an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education and has for the past eight years taught special need children in an inclusive diverse classroom setting. She retired in 2011 and now resides in Venice Florida where she continues her teaching and volunteering in many areas including the Venice Art Center, Sarasota Literacy Volunteers, Face of Hope Foundation to fulfill her goal of making a difference in the lives of those she encounters.
Norma is available as a tutor in: Reading comprehension, drawing, writing, calligraphy, and silk painting.
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