Isidro

Isidro G. Pentzke
Photography Instructor
Department: Fine Arts Academy
Location: Wellington Community High School
                 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd,
                 Wellington, FL 33414

Office location: 4-102
Email: Isidro.Pentzke@palmbeachschools.org
Phone: +1-561-225-8480

 

Professional profile

 

Isidro G. Pentzke is the Wellington Community High School’s photography instructor. He teaches in the Wellington Fine Arts Academy, a program that is geared to enhance the learning of the fine arts.

Mr. Pentzke came to Wellington Community High School after a long career in professional photography. His education and experience in the field of art and business has qualified him to teach in the classroom.    


Prior to this position in a classroom, Mr. Pentzke served as a day to day instructor in the Palm Beach School District system for over 4 years, alongside of his career as a professional photographer. As a day to day instructor, he has been more than prepared to teach in a classroom. He filled in for permanent teachers at a moment’s notice, closely adhered to lesson plans, and ensured that students were motivated, engaged and focused in classes with 30 plus students.


Previous to his academic career, Mr. Pentzke earned his undergraduate and graduate degree. His undergraduate was received in 2013 with a distinguished Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from, Florida Atlantic University College of Art and Design, Boca Raton, FL. His Masters was received from Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 2018


Upon his 2018 graduation from Lesley University, Pentzke was excepted to Lynn University’s, College of Education, graduate program where he is now intending to receive his Doctorate of Education degree, to be conferred Spring of 2021.


Education
2018 Master of Fine Art Studio Art Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston
2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art Florida Atlantic University Florida, College of Art and Design, Boca Raton

2010 Bachelor of Science Business Management Florida Career College, West Palm Beach

 

Teaching philosophy
In this ever-changing world, it is a necessity to research the past. It is with this research that one can understand why and where the future is going.


Teaching specialties
Mr. Pentzke teaches continuing education courses on photography at the Palm Beach Photographic Center in West Palm Beach, FL. He also teaches Photoshop certification and other programs that are included in the Adobe Creative Suite.

Artist statement
In a world where many are plugged in to a cyber world. It is hard to believe, that you are not being programed. This work is a portal, that uses a geometric algorithm to unlock a cyber experience. The use of technology can lead to a state of technological suspension. This suspension forces non-technological bystanders to navigate around the living statue. The trigger for this suspension is no more than a tactile image that is reminiscent of an archaic format that changes to a retina stimulus when viewed through a digital Lookingglass. As the viewer places the virtual reality headset on, they become fully engrossed in a virtual reality world. In this new environment, the viewer finds themselves alone, yet, aware of the world they left behind. Every sound and smell is a reminder that the digital world can be a cold, and lonely world.