Profile Type: Artist
Robin Brooks

I am an artist and art teacher who loves working with people of all ages to inspire creativity and increase well-being. I work in primarily in mixed media collage but I also love to paint, draw, make prints, and experiment with media, both 2-D and 3-D.

As a visual arts educator for many years, I have worked in public schools, museums, summer camps, and educational programs at all levels, from early childhood through adult. I retired from public education in June of 2020 to devote more time to my studio practice. In. addition to offering visual art workshops, I am a certified tai chi and qigong teacher and enjoy leading practice groups in the Brunswick area.

I am happy to offer short or longer term workshops for children and/or adults based on the specific interests and needs of the audience.  I like to personalize each workshop by learning about the specific context and how I can support members of your community in reaching your goals. 


I Have Worked With

  • July 2002

    Taught summer art camps for children for eight summers.  I introduced a Reggio-Inspired camp for children, ages five and six.  This camp was called "Me and My World" and offered children an opportunity to explore a wide variety of creative "languages" including wood, paint, drawing from observation, mixed media, and clay.  I also taught "Berries, Brushes, Color, Clay, and Stone" which was offerd to children ages seven through nine.  This camp ran for full days and offered a variety of art experiences inspired by nature and natural materials.  It was also a choice-based format, allowing children to work with the materials and methods they preferred.

  • February 2000

    I was an Early StARTS workshop presenter, offering individualized "Authentic Art in Early Childhood" workshops to childcare programs around the state.  I participated in this program from 2000 until the grant was discontinued by the Maine Arts Commission in 2012.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Artist and Art Teacher
Physical Address: 
47 Ivanhoe Drive
Topsham, ME 04086-6109
Last Name: 
207 725 6337


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)
Maine Art Education Association (MAEA)
Maine Education Association (MEA)
Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE)
Circling the Square Fine Art Press, Gardiner, Maine
Best in Show, Art 2008, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
K-12 art
Tai Chi Easy™, Integral Tai Chi, Qigong Practice Leader Certification, IIQTC
Fee Range Minimum: