Keith Busi

Program: Art

Life hasn’t been easy for Keith Busi. It’s been a long and tough road. But now, at 42, he has an education and career goal, thanks to his artistic talents and the help of Clackamas Community College.

Keith was a straight-A student in high school, but dropped out in 11th grade because of family problems. He moved away from home, worked in construction in California for a few years. He got into trouble, served his time, earned his GED and worked as a tattoo artist. He moved to Oregon a year ago, and has worked hard to keep his life on track.

Keith has always enjoyed art, but had never taken a painting class. Friends told him about CCC. He enrolled and during his first term, took 13 credits, including a drawing class with art instructor Dave Andersen. “The art classes at CCC have helped me be more open and express my feelings within my art work,” says Keith. “In the classroom, I get feedback on my work, and it’s helped me out.”

What’s next for Keith? Earning an associate’s degree at CCC, an art degree at a four-year university, and eventually opening his own tattoo shop.

“I’ve had a rough life, and I’ve made some mistakes,” says Keith. “I’m trying to put some structure in my life and build a foundation, and CCC is helping me do this.”

Keith’s life is back on track, and he’s turning his artistic talents into a career. 

Keith Busi

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