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Joseph Shaman 
“Professor Tubarão”

Professor Tubarão is a graduate of fine arts from Barry University with a focus in functional ceramics. He has an organic style that refers to nature through an assortment of shapes and colors. Nature plays a role in his creative process, specifically the sounds of nature and how they can be recreated through clay and ceramic objects. From a young age he had been musically talented, and studied music and percussion in school. At Barry University he minored in music with a focus in Brazilian percussion and began teaching Brazilian percussion in 2014 at Miami Capoeira Sol E lua. He makes instruments from a variety of mediums such as rope, metal, animal hide and ceramics, creating forms such as flutes, percussive and stringed instruments that are inspired from the cultures that have influenced his life. 

In addition,Tubarão began formally training Capoeira, Brazilian martial arts when he was 5 yrs old and began instructing in 2012. His dedication to teaching percussion and martial arts to both children and adults at Miami Capoeira Sol e Lua  has helped expand it into a flourishing Cultural Arts Center.  He worked at Painting With A Twist as a painting instructor and in 2018 founded Miami Art Center, offering classes in a variety of mediums including guided painting, drawing, and Ceramics .

He has performed in several medium/art forms; including Capoeira, ceramics, and music.

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