Old Stompin’ Grounds!

Old Stompin’ Grounds!

In April, I had the opportunity to head back to Bend, Oregon, my hometown, and speak to a class of Middle School art students. Walking through the halls of Cascade Middle School brought back so many memories. I had attended this same Middle School and had taken my very first art class in the exact classroom I was going to be a guest speaker in! It was wonderful telling my story, my passion for art being transformed to a career. I brought a few of my longboards as examples of my work and the kids went nuts! I stressed the importance of sketching, thumbnailing, composition, color, line, all the major design elements needed to create a unified piece. Hopefully I was able to reach a few of them and let them know that you CAN make a career out of art…

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