Teaching Medium - Watercolor, Drawing
"My life is in art and sharing this love with others is a joy"
Marcia McEachron received her degree in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of Wisconsin. In 1978, she apprenticed with various Master Smiths in architechtural blacksmithing, using the skills of welding and shaping steel at the anvil to create sculpture. "Making a drawing into a 3-dimensional object was my goal." In her 30 years of metalworking she created furniture, gates, railings, sculpture, and public artworks throughout the United States. She never lost interest in drawing and watercolor, and has worked as an artist-in-residence teaching in all of these mediums to all age groups.
Marcia has a great love of drawing and considers it our first universal language. She has taught drawing to all age groups and individuals over the past 40 years and helped people overcome their fear of "making a mistake". Drawing is as unique as handwriting and as you become comfortable with the study of form through shapes, line and textures, you'll develop both vision and imagination. Great drawings from history and the contemporary world will be examples she will share to show how other artists have approached the art of drawing in all of its expressive styles. Drawing is its own "thing" until one takes the image into painting, where everything transforms.
Watercolor is the other medium that Marcia enjoys helping individuals build confidence in. It is an extremely meditative medium as one becomes comfortable with the skill of controlling the water and pigment. The beauty of watercolor is in the layering of colors, whether realism or abstraction is the goal. Marcia's approach is not to teach a particular style, but to encourage the individual to develop a personal and imaginative voice through various exercises in observation and image making using the mediums of drawing and painting.