Collaborative Self-Portraits. Adult Oil Painting Lesson

Collaborative Self-Portraits. Adult Oil Painting Lesson

Collaborative Self-Portraits. Adult Oil Painting Lesson. Erin McGee Ferrell, American Artist. Art teacher, Falmouth Maine.

Collaborative Self-Portraits. Adult Oil Painting Lesson

” The Self-Portrait Oil Painting Series just concluded. The students and I explored color mixing for Flesh Tones, Hair, and Eyes. We as a class concluded that drawing ones’ own face is an incredibly difficult challenge. Hats off to Frida Kahlo! Deep reflections at the conclusion: It takes many people to accurately see ones own likeness.”

About the Art Instructor:

Erin McGee Ferrell. American Artist

Teaching Experience
2014-15 Art Instructor for Adults and Children in Artist’s Studio
2015 Organizer and leader, Creative Persons’ Retreat. Greenfield, NH
2014 Pacha Kucha Presenter, Kennebunk, Maine
2014 PAINTNITE instructor. PAINTNITE Maine. Various Venues.
2014 Visiting Artist, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, Portland, Maine
2014 Continuing Medical Education Presenter. Global Alliance for Arts and Health Annual Conference. Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, Texas
2014 Adult and Youth Art Classes, Art Studio @St. Mary’s Falmouth, Maine

2013 Intro to Drawing Class for Adults, Studio of St. Mary’s Falmouth, Maine
2012 Artist in Residence South Valley Elementary School, Moorestown, New Jersey
2011 Artist in Residence, Upper Elementary School, Moorestown, New Jersey
2009- Present Extreme Art New Hampshire Founder and Primary Instructor
2007-2010 Private Art Teacher, including work with children with disabilities, New Jersey
2008- Present Substitute Teacher for Moorestown Township Public School District (K-12), Moorestown, NJ
2007 Art Instructor for Summer Camp, Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown, NJ
2006-Present Art Instructor with Philadelphia Museum of Art Programs, “Art Goes to School”, and “Art through the Ages.” Moorestown, NJ
2006-2008 Visiting Artist for Urban Promise and Camden Forward School, Camden, NJ
2004 Retreat Planner and Leader, Plein Air Retreat Weekend with the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (ECVA), Greenfield, NH
2004 Private Art Teacher, Plein Air Painting for Youth, Topsfield, MA
2001 Art Smart’ instructor ‘, Winchester Public School District After-School Program, Winchester, VA
2000 Private Art Instructor, Winchester, Virginia
2000-2001 Artist on Display, conversing with street festival visitors while painting, sponsored by Shenandoah Discovery Museum, Winchester, VA
2000 Instructor for College Preparatory portfolio class, Shenandoah Arts Conservatory, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
1999 Art instructor for Art Camp, Shenandoah Discovery Museum, Winchester, Virginia
1999 Creator and Instructor of Art Class, for Shenandoah Arts Conservatory Preschool ‘Getting Messy’ program, Winchester, VA
1994-1995 Art Instructor and Program Designer for YMCA After-School Program, Burlington, VT
1994 Art Teacher and Program Developer with inner-city youth, Plein Air Drawing and Painting Program, Urban Promise, Camden, NJ

Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. The artist notices the spaces of sky and buildings between suspended electrical lines, seeking to paint the moments of sky that occur between the floors of a parking garage. Drawing is the foundation of her work as an artist. McGee Ferrell’s work may scream abstraction, but underneath adheres to visual accuracy and measurement. Addicted to adrenaline, the artist paints in highly public places where she is forced to paint fast and true. Recent work has focused on the merging of urban and coastal architectural structures in Philadelphia and Maine. McGee Ferrell is a natural entrepreneur who is determined to be an influential and important Contemporary American Artist.

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. She has studied and created art in Italy and Nigeria. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and professional athlete Kimmo Timonen.