Today, we spotlight Art teacher James Rees.
Mr. Rees has always loved to make images- from the time he was young and would draw his father up to the present day, and having a sketchbook with him has been a part of his life since junior high school.
Jamie had very supportive high school teachers that prodded him into working, reworking and exploring different media. Perhaps this is part of the reason he went into teaching, he says.
Jamie has taught for more than twenty seven years, not just at Provo High, but also at the university and college level. The former is not something he planned. While he wanted to teach, he had no idea he would end up in a high school environment, teaching reluctant teens to embrace new ways of doing and thinking.
Outside of school, Jamie maintains his own creative studio practice and holds numerous exhibits each year. He also loves cycling and has been part of the Mad Dog Cycling team for the past 12 years competing in endurance races. When not racing or working in the studio, Jamie loves to indulge in a good dark chocolate as well as a variety of culinary experiences. He is an Elite Yelper and routinely reviews the places he visits. He also enjoys exploring a variety of topics through reading.
We’re grateful for the innovation and talent that Mr. Rees brings to Provo High!