Meet Ms Blake
What subject do you teach?
I teach Visual Arts and Photographic and Digital Media.
Why do you love the subject?
I am passionate about Visual Arts and creating and teaching art is my oxygen. I love seeing the wonder and amazement students gain from making something with their own hands, developing creative ideas and learning new skills that can be taken with them in into the HSC and their lives beyond school.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Visual Arts, Textiles and Design and Design and Technology. It’s hard to choose just one!
An interesting fact about yourself:
Before I was a teacher, I was a hairdressing educator for a large international company.
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have a fat little pug named Amigo. He is 11 years old and is deaf and partially blind. He is deeply loved.
Why did you become a teacher?
There is a wonderful joy in seeing people learn and especially when they realise they have creative ability which they never thought they had. I love that my role is to bring this creative ability out in my students and show them that art is multifaceted, and their ideas and skills can fit just about anywhere in the spectrum of visual art.
What do you love about being at Fort Street?
The students and staff of course! I do appreciate that as a selective school, Fort Street places high value on all the Arts subjects.
Do you think pineapple goes on a pizza?
Only if it’s a Hawaiian!