I am looking forward to a summer of investigation and discovery with you as we look into artifacts and artworks from prehistory through into the renaissance eras.
This is a place for introduction so I won’t go into the course information here, you should watch my introduction to the course video on Foxtale for all the precursor information and general course excitement I have to share with you.
A blurb about myself etc.
Pictured above is my family, which is a pretty big part of my life. My husband Jamison works in admissions with transfer students, some of you may know him from your admissions process to Fox. Samuel is our oldest and will be three later this summer, then there is Simon, our newest addition born April 17th, so just over a little little one at this point. Then, of course our pup Gatsby, who has been with us for a long time now. We took him in almost 8 yrs ago after being married only a few months. Gatsby the dog has gone on many adventures with us including joining us in Germany for three years while we worked at an international school, he is a stellar companion. You can guess his mix as he is a perfect mutt, however, we are fairly certain he has both border collie and lab in there as main components.
When I’m not teaching art history I enjoy spending my time in a few ways!
Ceramics: I love making and working with my hands so you might catch me in the studio putting clay together into something new. You can also catch me selling my work on First Fridays in Newberg. I sell my work out of a renovated trailer turned studio/pop-up shop and I park next to Pulp & Circumstance. Come say hello!
Outside: I need to be out and about everyday if possible. My little Samuel shares this need with me so we spend a lot of time outside Iran or shine exploring and just going around town. I love the coast and so does the rest of my family so we try to get out to the coast often, our favorite town is Cannon Beach, especially on a weekday during the spring when it is a little less crowded! Hiking and camping is always an option for us when we are thinking of what to do for the weekend and even though all our adventures look a little different now that we have children in tow we love to share our adventures with them. We even took Samuel for a short backpacking trip last summer!
Outings/Travel: I like to see new places, I got spoiled living in Europe for a few years with all the new and interesting opportunities to travel affordably there. Together with my family, we still make a point to travel and explore even though those explorations tend to be a little closer to home.
One place I would like to go but have not had the chance to would be Berlin. I know it’s in Germany and I lived in Germany for a few years, but we never got up to Berlin and it’s full of amazing interesting culture.
One place I would like to return to and visit again (or live there!) would be Edinburgh, Scotland. I loved the vibe of that city and my husband and I would like to do some hiking and backpacking there in the highlands, maybe even with the kids once they can carry their own weight (plus some!)
Looking forward to getting to know you all a bit more!
Jennifer Joy Loop