“Teaching drawing has always been exciting and rewarding for me. As an artist and a teacher, I am able to explain the actual process of drawing, as well as demonstrate the fundamental techniques and skills necessary for further development and personal investigation. Artists, when they are teaching, are able to pass on to their students valuable knowledge that become life skills for the future.”
Robert Collins has a BFA, (1976) and MFA, (1978) degrees from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently teaching at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, The Eliot School, Jamaica Plain, MA, and The New Art Center, Newton, MA. He has also taught at Boston University, Boston, MA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, and he is currently teaching at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, and the Merrimac Center for Professional Development, Billerica, MA. Robert Collins has also worked as a Senior Designer for Hasbro Toy Company, Pawtucket, RI, where he was responsible for product design and development including such product lines as “My Little Pony”, “Jem”, “Charmkins”, and “Get in Shape Girl”. He was a Senior Design Director for American Manufacturing, Boston, MA, and also for the Bradford Novelty Company, Bellingham, MA. Robert Collins has exhibited his paintings and drawings throughout the New England area in such galleries as: The Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, The G. Watson Gallery, Stonington, ME, The DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI, and The Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, as well as the Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA. He was inducted into the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” in 2002 for his contributions in Fine Art and Industrial Design. Additional work may be viewed at RobertCollinsPaintings.com.
Studied under the following artists:
James Weeks, David Ratner, Reed Kay, Morton Sacks, Philip Guston, Iso Papo, Harold Tovish, Robert DiRista, David Lund, Sidney Hurwitz, Joseph Ablow, Dorothy Bruce, Jack Kramer.
BFA, (1976) & MFA, (1978)
degrees from Boston University