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Lynn Obertin, artist, teacher

Lynn Obertin


Lynn has always been interested in art and was inspired by his 9th grade art teacher who gave him the motivation to pursue a career as an art instructor and creative artist. Additionally, a small scholarship given to him as a senior in high school gave him the momemtum to earn a degree in art education which led to a 37 year teaching career at Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Over the years Lynn has taught drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metal smithing, computer graphics and various forms of printmaking.  Lynn and wife, Sandi have maintained a ceramics studio for many years and have shown their work at numerous art fairs, The Bristol Rennaissance Faire, Disney World and most recently at Kenosha's Harbor Market.  


In 1986 Lynn and Sandi opened The Great Midwest Craftmarket which featured the work of over 1000 artists and craftsmen from throughout the United States. This very successful business eventually resulted in their constructing their own free-standing building in 1995, known as ArtWalk, and they continued to do business selling fine craftwork at ArtWalk until 2005, when Lynn retired from his teaching job at Tremper and their building was sold.


Since retiring in 2005, Lynn has taught various art classes in California, Georgia, Ohio, and Wisconsin associated with Sandi's Rubber Nature Art Stamp business. More recently, Lynn has had an opportunity to do substitute teaching at Wilmot High School in Kenosha county and he has enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working in this educational environment especially when he subs in art.  Lynn also has a passion for gardening and he spends many hours "playing in the dirt".








Lynn's Gallery

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