About Cheryl

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As long as I can remember, I have loved to make art. I came to understand the power of art as an expressive tool and became a registered art therapist and a certified art teacher. For eight years, I enjoyed my work in psychiatric hospitals, guiding psychiatric patients in expressing their feelings through the process of making art.


I enjoy teaching children’s art classes at the New Art Center, in Newton, Mass. My classes are designed to explore creativity, technique, and self-expression. I also teach workshops and private art lessons for both children and adults.

   

The beauty and whimsy of my surroundings inspires my artwork. I capture those qualities through distinctive compositions and the use of bold colors. Originally an acrylic painter followed by painting in oils, I’ve been mainly painting with pastels for the last fifteen years and am looking forward to seeing where my creative journey will take me.

 
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EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

BFA, Pre-Art Therapy and Art Education, Ohio Wesleyan University

Certified Art Teacher, K–12

Clinical Master’s Degree, Harding Hospital, Worthington, OH

Registered Art Therapist


EXHIBITS & DEMONSTRATIONS:

NEW ART CENTER

Summer Faculty Exhibition

July 8-September 28, 2019

NEWTON ART ASSOCIATION

"2 for 1: Two Artists, One Subject"

January 13, 2019

NEWTON ART ASSOCIATION

Bonnar Show

2008–2009, 2011, 2015–17


BROOKLINE BANK SHOWS

Newton Highlands & Newtonville

2017


NEW ART CENTER

“The Creative Process”

2009–2017

“Master Artists Show”

2013


GOODNOW LIBRARY, SUDBURY, MA

“Purely Pastels”

2011, 2013


COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART

Matter, Medium and Meaning: A Contemporary Still Life Show

2011


ARSENAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Small Works Show

2011


TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS & CAFE

Solo Exhibit

2011


NEWTON FREE LIBRARY

Annual Awards Show

2008–2011


NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS

2007–2011

 
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