“I have picked up Audrey’s brochure at Hobby Lobby several times over the years, wanting to learn to draw realistic portraits. I graduated with a BFA in graphic design in 1987 from SMSU, was employed as an artist and got married to my sweetheart, Tim, all within a three month period. I worked for five years until I had my first son, and then came home to be a full-time mom and had two more sons over the next few years. I haven’t done a whole lot of creative work over the last few decades. I never felt like I could justify taking the time while I was educating our kids at home and then later having to work full-time. Since 2014, our home-based business has provided the freedom to be home full-time. My boys have left home, two have gotten married, and my oldest son and his wife had our first grandbaby. I decided it was a perfect time to take classes from Audrey to learn to draw my granddaughter. Audrey is a wonderful teacher! I was a timid beginning student and embarrassed that I had mentioned my art degree. It certainly wasn’t apparent with my initial drawing 🙂 Just getting out of my own way and relaxing, I began to learn. I had forgotten how much I love to be creative. I’m excited to learn to use other art media and I would love to improve enough to eventually do some commission work. Drawing makes me feel giddy!!”
I no longer teach classes at Hobby Lobby, but you can join me in class every Tuesday 10 – 12 at Splatter Art Studio 4160 S. Lone Pine, Springfield,
What a wonderful place to have our Art Reception and Exhibit! The staff was very helpful and the food was fabulous, as always! Live music was provided by Brian Hickman on cello and Kirsten Weiss on Violin. It added so much to our reception!
You can view the art anytime at the B2 Cafe now until the end of June. Students range in age from 11 – adult using various mediums. Classes offer individual instruction in a group setting. Our student exhibits give students as well as visitors, an opportunity to meet the artists from all the classes. Classes are available each week at Hobby Lobby’s classroom.