Mr V's Art, Music & Other Stuff
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This website presents a variety of educational resources for Mr V's teaching of Art and Music for students in the 10-13 age group, as taught at Morrinsville Intermediate School.
He also tutors Art, Music and Creative Writing for adults in community education
There is also information about his own work as an artist, photographer, musician, composer, writer and software developer.
Check out our teaching materials to download and e-books available on our book shelf.
Valentine Venimore is a semi retired teacher of Art and Music, now living in Huntly.
He and his wife, Shelley live on Great South Rd, overlooking the Waikato river. Shelley enjoys creating a garden while Val appreciates the views from his music and art studio.
They have four sons and a daughter, and five grand-daughters and one grandson. The family are spread from Sweden, to Japan, Auckland, New Plymouth, and Wellington.
Completing his teacher training at Ardmore, and a Diploma in Visual Arts from Canberra while working in Australia as a musician, (guitar and vocals).
He has taught Art at Fraser High School, Hamilton, Padua (A.C.T. Australia), St Peter's Cambridge, and in several other education institutions from primary to tertiary, in both Australia and New Zealand, where at various times has headed departments in Art, Music and Computer Studies.
Presently Valentine is teaching Music and Art on Wednesdays and Fridays at Morrinsville Intermediate school. (Where he is known as "Mr V", as he has been in many schools.)
He also teaches evening community groups in art, music and creative writing in Huntly and Ngaruawahia.
He is available on the other days to work in local schools and with private students.
In an interesting and varied career, Valentine has also been a successful exhibiting artist, restaurant operator, newspaper columnist, software developer, and even raced classic cars.