Denise Laurin-Donatelle is an artist, art educator and art historian. She is dedicated to creating beautiful works of art with great skill that touch the soul. To that end, she has studied the art of the masters through intensive study of art history and traditional drawing and painting techniques.
Education: She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in Studio Art and Art History, and a Masters of Art in Art History. Highlights include a teaching assistantship in Art History and study abroad in Japan.
Continuing Education: In addition to her academic degrees, Ms. Laurin-Donatelle has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Academy of Art, privately with Grace Cole, Chicago, and at The New York Academy of Art with Peter Cox. Her media include oil painting, graphite, pastels, digital art, paper arts, collage and photography.
She has traveled the world to see and be inspired by great works of art in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia.
Teaching Experience: Ms. Laurin-Donatelle has taught Renaissance Art History, Non-Western Art, Ancient Art History, Introduction to the Visual Arts, Design Fundamentals, Color Theory, Observational Drawing, Illustrator and Photoshop on the college level. She also has taught drawing, painting, digital photography and A.P. Art History at a private high school in Manhattan between 2009-2013. She lead workshops at the Museum of Modern Art in traditional Japanese scroll-making during 2013.
Exhibitions: Her work has been exhibited in many venues in the Chicago area, including the Fine Arts Building Gallery and Triangle Gallery. In New York, she has exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, CB 12 Manhattan, and the Gold Wing Gallery.
Ms. Laurin-Donatelle is designated as a Competent Communicator from Toastmasters, International and is a member of the College Art Association.