ENROLL FOR SUMMER, 2018
Students will receive visual arts instruction in various forms, particularly drawing and painting. In addition to learning professional techniques and experimenting with new media, the class will follow the entire artistic process from initial sketches to final works, from artist statement to public presentation. Selected media may include watercolor, ink, colored pencil, etc.
With an illustrative bend, the course emphasizes visual storytelling. Students will create works that communicate their ideas, experiences, and personal styles within an encouraging, inspiring environment.
Allison Morris Lesch is a visual artist whose practice emphasizes a by-hand, mixed media approach to drawing. Through pencil, ink, and watercolor, she combines natural observation with a love for color, pattern, and design. A firm belief in the arts’ communicative, collaborative nature and their flourishing beyond the individual artist’s studio underlies her work. In turn, Allison views educating others, particularly children and young adults, as a key part of her arts practice. As an educator, she holds a variety of past experiences, including five summers at Laumeier Sculpture Park’s fine arts summer camp and a long-term substitute position at Edgar Road Elementary.
Allison will be receiving her Art Education K-12 teaching certification in May 2018 through UMSL’s accelerated graduate program. She received her Bachelor’s in Art History and Studio Art from SLU in 2015. Notably, Allison remains a grateful alumna of Webster Groves School District for twelve years of foundational education, including one memorable summer as a student of the Gifted Arts program.
When: July 2-12 (two-week session, Mondays-Thursdays) 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Tentative class location is at Webster Christian Church
Cost: $300/tw0-week session
Intern Emma Teson
Emma Teson is a student of Fine Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in illustration as well as running for the Webster Track and Field team. Emma has experience with all types of media but specializes in dry materials such as graphite and ink pen. She enjoys interacting with her environment as well as friends, family, and fellow artists during the creative process, as she believes that teamwork is essential to strengthening the creative mind as well as the technical hand. Emma plans to graduate from Webster in the Spring of 2020 and hopes to pursue a career in book illustration.
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