An art instructor with a master’s degree in fine arts who fell in love with Payson will share her expertise and creativity at Gila Community College this fall.
Lynn Clark and her husband recently retired to Rim Country and she is delighted to be collaborating with students and local artists and sharing her knowledge with them.
Clark was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in art education specializing in painting and drawing.
She then moved to Texas to attend Texas Tech where she earned a master’s degree in fine arts in sculpture and painting.
Clark taught at Texas Commission of Arts and Humanity where she worked with students and teachers at various schools.
This fall semester, Clark will be teaching two art classes, ART 141 — Mixed Media Techniques in Contemporary Painting (also known as Mixed Media Collage), and ART 145 — Beginning Watercolor.
Mixed Media Collage is designed for students to develop an understanding of how to work with non-traditional and combined media while improving their sensitivity to formal design and composition. Students will improve their ability to create visual narratives and develop a personal collection of visual/tactile “stock” for collage making. Techniques taught are layering, transfer, wax and mixed media.
Beginning Watercolor is a perfect class for those beginning their artistic journey. In this class, students will learn about watercolor tools and materials, explore different techniques using dry and wet methods and will prepare color swatches to use for future reference. Students will also create flower paintings, a still-life of landscape painting and will choose a final project of choice.
Classes begin Aug. 19. Current students can register online through their Gila Hank account and new students can stop by the Payson campus, 201 N. Mud Springs Road, during regular business hours. Don’t forget, if you are 55 or older, GCC offers a tuition waiver.