Phillip Martin



With a BA in Art, Elementary Education certification, and a Masters degree in Education, Phillip has a unique background for teaching Art for the Non-Art Teacher. He has been an elementary classroom teacher, a middle school humanities teacher, and an art teacher for Kindergarten through grades 12. This experience has allowed him to see art both from the point of view of the classroom teacher and the art educator specialist.

His professional development experiences include:

  • Illustrated and wrote Once Upon West Africa, a collection of African Folk Tales gathered while he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia West Africa; soon to be published by Tahanan Books.
  • Selected to participate in the NASA/NSTA NEWEST Teacher Workshop and the Upjohn / NSTA ScienceGrasp Hands - On Science Program.
  • Presented at National Science Teacher Association Convention, Anaheim, California
  • Created Folk Tales/Cartoons published by The Education Center, Greensboro, NC and Zaner Bloser, Columbus, Ohio
  • Presented teacher workshops in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Gaborone
  • Selected as a Microsoft featured teacher of the month at Encarta Schoolhouse
 GRAND PRIZE winning lessons for Hammurabi and African Folk Tales
  • Illustrated PowerPoint Presentations on Ancient History for Social

Phillip resides in Ohio, which sounds quiet enough.  But, he has traveled the world, braved earthquakes and typhoons in the Philippines, survived malaria five times in Africa, faced a voodoo priestess and prison in Haiti, and lived to tell about multiple bus, truck, and motorcycle accidents.  As a full time artist, he draws cartoons for websites, paints murals in far off corners of the globe, and does free lance work when it comes his way.  His free clipart has been discovered and used by teachers around the world. Recently, he volunteered to paint a huge (huge!) mural for a daycare center for Aids orphans in Namibia.  No telling where he and his art might end up next.

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