With a lifetime of art education accumulated through years of study from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio to private studies with numerous professionals and instructors in the field from California to Florida Joseph Palotas has found his strength is in the teaching of arts to people of all ages. His overall abilities in painting too graphite, enthusiasm and positivity have been some of his greatest assets leading to such great success.
This type of motivation has been directly responsible for putting him in such leadership roles as Art Director for the Foundation For Dreams, the Sarasota Group homeschool art instructor for middle school children, adults art teacher for the Longboat Key Education Center as well currently a sought out painting instructor for the Art Center Manatee.
His abilities not only reach through with great communication in a class setting but his talents have led to multiple awards in exhibitions and the 2011 Partnerships in Education Award Winner acknowledged by the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce.
The philosophy he carries into a class reflects a nurturing support system where he can facilitate a student’s desire to develop through a foundation of color, concept and understanding. With encouragement the student is to use the arts as their vehicle for creative thinking and problem solving.
“There are no wrong answer but there just might be a better question.”