I have been using InDesign as a graphic designer for more than six years. It is a great tool for print work. I have created pieces such as calendars, brochures and pamphlets with this program. The most important thing in learning to use any of the Adobe products is teaching students to how to find and use the tools and to feel confident that they can figure things out. This leads to creative and unique print products.
I enjoy very much sharing my fascination with Art History. I have studied it extensively and feel that helping my students to understand the history of stages and developments in art can aid them in finding their personal artistic voice.
I have more than 25 years of experience in fine art. I have an Associate of Arts degree and have done course work in drawing and painting, as well as graphic design. I have exhibited my work in national and local art exhibitions and galleries. My work includes landscape, still life and figurative pieces. I have taught classes on drawing and painting, and have a thorough comprehension of perspective, value changes, shading, modeling, composition, and color theory. I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you wish to see samples of my work, please let me know.
I am a professional artist with more than 25 years of experience. If you would like to see images of my paintings, let me know. I have been a member of Oil Painters of America for more than 10 years and have exhibited with my paintings in local, regional and national art shows. I do portrait commissions, with my favorite subject being children, as well as landscape, figurative and still life pieces. I have experience in teaching painting classes with a wide range of ages, from adult to kindergarten, including homeschooled students as well as students in the classroom in a traditional school format. Teaching people to understand color theory and how to use light and shadow effectively is a great joy for me. I love to see my students’ faces light up when they understand and then utilize their newfound knowledge as they create their own works of art!
Writing is one of my favorite creative occupations. I enjoy working in fiction and nonfiction, such as articles for medical clinic newsletters. And I really enjoy sharing my love for words and how they paint images on the canvas of the mind with my students. I especially find much satisfaction in working with students who deal with dyslexia, helping them to learn to believe in their own ability to write well.