March 14, 2019
Vancouver born Artist Roxi (Sim) Hermsen was profoundly influenced by props and costumes at a young age through dancing at Grace MacDonald school of Dance, and performing on the Kitsilano Showboat and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. In her teens, she performed for the BC Lions Cheerleaders under Miss Grace.
Roxi studied Art and pottery at Prince of Wales Secondary, then Office and Business courses at Pitman Business College. She then continued on in Fine Arts at Langara College and continued her Fine Arts and Social Science studies at the University of Calgary where she obtained her teaching degree. Further studies in Counseling at UBC and University of Victoria had her study both Art and Dance therapy.
As a career, Roxi taught at the secondary level, Fine Arts, Drama, Video production (a career prep program she developed) Social Studies, Textiles and fabric arts as well as business education. She also taught extra-curricular dance to over 40 students and was involved in the yearbook, graduation décor and many other aspects of the school. She worked well with other teachers developing cross curricular studies, especially through her video courses.
Decks created by Roxi Sim: