Ann's teaching reputation has been earned over a long career in
the arts. As a graduate of Pair College of Art, she majored in
Illustration and Commercial Art. After graduation she entered the
industrial world as a commercial artist. The position suited her
skills, but didn’t fully satisfy her need for creativity or her desire
to teach. Ann and her husband Bob have taught children in their
AHA (After Hours Art) programs in most of the elementary
schools in the area, including New Hartford, Barkhamsted,
Norfolk, Torrington, Morris, Warren, Winsted, Bethlemham,
Hartland, St. Peter/St. Francis School, and The Connecticut
Association of Gifted Children.
Ann is on the board of the New Hartford Art League. She has
also designed and obtained the copywrite for the New Hartford
Soccer t-shirt logo. The volume cover of the 1984 Bonsai of
Greater Hartford publication was Ann's, and her art was also
featured in other publications of the time. She has won several
art awards and has her work is in many private collections.
Bob studied under Master Sculptor Charles Reuchaud of Paris,
France and Wolfgang Behl of the University of Hartford. He has
done several portraits including French diplomat Paul Louis
Charles Claudel, author Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Kessler of
Kessler Construction Company, and Jonathan Stark. Bob has
been teaching adults and children for over 40 years. Recently
Bob taught a prerequisite course of Introduction to Portrait
Sculpture, Sculpture I, and Advanced Sculpture at the
Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted CT.
Presently, Mr. Raymond teaches sculpture at the Ann Raymond
Center for the Arts, and shows students how to shape pots on
the Center’s own pottery wheel.