Linda Schmale

Art Department Chair

From the 1st day I walked into Gateway it felt like home. I love the diversity of our students and how they care. I love that I get to teach what I love to do – Art! I believe as Picasso said “ Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.” I want to help my students remain and grow as artists.

About Me

I am an Air Force “brat” – I moved every 3 years as a child and lived in England, Texas, Maine, Puerto Rico and California. I am married to my college sweetheart and we have 5 children and 4 grandchildren and 2 cats. I teach adult pottery classes on Thursday night. I am on the board of Scholastics Art Awards and Art Source Colorado. I make, show and sell my art work through various venues.


  • MA: Fine Art: Ceramics and Art Education Regis University, Denver CO
  • BA: Art: Drawing, Painting and Printmaking University of California at Santa Cruz

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