Featured Faculty Friday – Mary Kay Shaw

Mary Kay 2013
May 3, 2013
Mrs. Mary Kay Shaw
Professor of Art

Getting to know you…
What is your favorite sandwich?
Fresh, organic, free range egg mayonnaise sandwich on homemade organic whole wheat bread.
What is your family like?
Artistic, musical, talkative, and British
What is your favorite hobby?
Gardening/ walking in the natural world.
What is your favorite joke?
Other peoples
Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes

Would you bungee jump?
Not on my or your life
What is your favorite cereal?
Oatmeal
Do you untie your shows when you take them off?
Yes
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Every color under the sun
Mountain hideaway or beach house?
Both
What is your favorite sport or television show to watch?
None
Do you have a special talent?
Painting
Where were you born?
London, England
What is one thing you wish everyone knew about you?
That I am a coping introvert in an extrovert world.

Getting to know your program…
What is your academic area?
Art (painting drawing and printmaking)
What is your favorite course to teach?
Drawing 2
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Connecting to my students
What is the worst part of your job?
Paper work
If you could describe your teaching style in one word, what would it be?
Spontaneous
What three things would you want all students to know or do?
Know themselves, experiment, be very open minded and work very hard
What makes your academic area important?
It is essential to being human.

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