Charlie Noyes has lived in Salisbury, CT since 1986, when he came to live at The Hotchkiss School with his young family and teach studio art. He earned a BA in English Literature from Middlebury College in 1982 and an MAE degree from RISD in 1993. In addition to teaching, he has served as Co-Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department, as well as Co-Director of the school’s Tremaine Gallery. Most recently he is splitting his time between teaching in the art studios and coordinating curricular and co-curricular planning for the school’s developing farm program at Fairfield Farm. Since 2014 he has served on the board of ISEEN (Independent School Experiential Education Network), an international organization that promotes and conducts professional development opportunities for teachers interested in experiential education practices. When he is not engaged in working with students and teachers, Charlie is an illustrator, printmaker and painter. He also pursues interests in singing, writing, carpentry and just about all things outdoors. He currently lives in the hills above Salisbury proper with his wife Karin, also an artist, and numerous critters. They have three grown children and two growing grandchildren.