By Philip Walzer

Carol F. Hines, who taught art at Old Dominion University for nearly 35 years, died on March 4 in Norfolk. She was 80.

“Her students really appreciated her and felt like they learned from her,” said David E. Johnson, an associate professor emeritus of art.

Hines, an associate professor of art emerita, worked at Old Dominion University from 1968 until her retirement in 2002.

She served as chair of the Department of Art and pioneered the teaching of anatomy and animation classes, said Johnson’s wife, Anne Bousquet, a former adjunct professor of art. Hines “also pretty much created what became our master’s program” in visual studies, offered jointly with Norfolk State University, Johnson said.

Former student Mary Jane Nase, who later taught art in North Carolina, posted her appreciation on “She was a terrific teacher,” Nase wrote, “well organized, kind, but expected you to learn & provided the insight & guidance to ensure you did.”

Hines “had a lasting influence on me, as she would be a role model later when I taught,” Nase wrote.

As a colleague, she was “affable and helpful,” Johnson said. “We always cooperated with each other.”

Hines’ obituary described her as “a strong believer in equal rights who supported the civil rights movement in her college years and later took her daughters along to champion women’s rights.”

An animal lover, Hines frequently brought her dog to work, said Bousquet, who received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Old Dominion in 1983. Hines’ obituary said she spent hours sketching animals at the petting zoo at the Peninsula SPCA in Newport News.

At home, she nurtured her artistic skills in different directions, building furniture and designing Halloween costumes for her daughters, her obituary said. In addition, as the daughter of a car salesman, “she was known to fix, buy and sell all the family vehicles.”

Hines’ husband, Samuel P. Hines Jr., a professor emeritus of English, died in 2020 at age 96. Survivors include her daughters, Troy Hines (and husband Declan Halpin) of Seekonk, Massachusetts, and Julia Huhn (and her husband, William) of Piermont, New York; her grandchildren, Dashiel and Tessa Huhn; and her brother, Alan Fryar of Wilmington, North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.