Who is Anne Wolfer? Although Rowland Hall might know her as the Dansko-wearing visual art and US yearbook teacher, she also creates artwork to sell outside of school. Her hard work while teaching reflects Anne’s deep appreciation for art and staying creative. Anne loves to share her interest and knowledge about art with others, especially with the students at Rowland Hall, and one of her main goals is to teach students technical art skills and help them “gain deep appreciation for art.” 

Anne was born in Utah but grew up in Branford, Connecticut, while her father taught at Yale. Her family moved back to Utah her sophomore year. Anne started getting interested in art as a young child. After working in educational publishing in San Francisco for a decade, she began pursuing her art professionally. The same encouragement and enthusiasm that she shares with her students pushed her to give it a shot herself. 

She began her business, Anne Wolfer Fine Art, in 2006 and has successfully continued selling her masterpieces for 15 years now. She has a large studio in downtown Salt Lake City where she works about 20 hours a week on her paintings. Anne also runs a platform on Instagram and a personalized website where she posts and sells her paintings. She focuses on still life, landscape, and abstract paintings, and, while deciding what to paint isn't easy, Anne gets the job done usually by using reference images or painting outdoors as inspiration. She shows her work at the 15th Street Gallery in SLC but hopes to find a Southern California gallery to present her work in the next year. 

Associate professor of art Angel Fernandez declared that art is known to provide “commentary about the larger culture,” but it’s also a distraction, a beautiful distraction that “makes life more manageable, tolerable and enjoyable.” Anne is known for making art enjoyable and exciting for students but also making them aware that art is more than something you might hang on your wall as decoration. Thanks to Anne Wolfer, Rowland Hall students have gained more interest and talent in art and uniqueness when it comes to creating pieces of their own. She demonstrates positivity and kindness throughout everything that she does. She's courageous and is the perfect example of a teacher you should get to know on your own time. At the end of the day, students may hang art on their walls for enrichment, but they have learned from Anne that art has a true meaning and significance behind it.

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Who is Anne Wolfer? Although Rowland Hall might know her as the Dansko-wearing visual art and US yearbook teacher, she also creates artwork to sell outside of school. Her hard work while teaching reflects Anne’s deep appreciation for art and staying creative. Anne loves to share her interest and knowledge about art with others, especially with the students at Rowland Hall, and one of her main goals is to teach students technical art skills and help them “gain deep appreciation for art.” 

Anne was born in Utah but grew up in Branford, Connecticut, while her father taught at Yale. Her family moved back to Utah her sophomore year. Anne started getting interested in art as a young child. After working in educational publishing in San Francisco for a decade, she began pursuing her art professionally. The same encouragement and enthusiasm that she shares with her students pushed her to give it a shot herself. 

She began her business, Anne Wolfer Fine Art, in 2006 and has successfully continued selling her masterpieces for 15 years now. She has a large studio in downtown Salt Lake City where she works about 20 hours a week on her paintings. Anne also runs a platform on Instagram and a personalized website where she posts and sells her paintings. She focuses on still life, landscape, and abstract paintings, and, while deciding what to paint isn't easy, Anne gets the job done usually by using reference images or painting outdoors as inspiration. She shows her work at the 15th Street Gallery in SLC but hopes to find a Southern California gallery to present her work in the next year. 

Associate professor of art Angel Fernandez declared that art is known to provide “commentary about the larger culture,” but it’s also a distraction, a beautiful distraction that “makes life more manageable, tolerable and enjoyable.” Anne is known for making art enjoyable and exciting for students but also making them aware that art is more than something you might hang on your wall as decoration. Thanks to Anne Wolfer, Rowland Hall students have gained more interest and talent in art and uniqueness when it comes to creating pieces of their own. She demonstrates positivity and kindness throughout everything that she does. She's courageous and is the perfect example of a teacher you should get to know on your own time. At the end of the day, students may hang art on their walls for enrichment, but they have learned from Anne that art has a true meaning and significance behind it.

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