Laurie was the 2007 October "Convention Artist" for the New England Traditions Decorative Artists convention in Providence, RI. Laurie was the 2004 & 2005 Past President of theRhode Island chapter of decorative painting:www.littlerhodyrembrandts.com The Rhode Island Chapter is affiliated with the National Society of www.decorativepainters.org Laurie earned and received National TDA entitlement in 2005 (Teacher of Decorative Art) by having been judged on several requirements.
Laurie has been teaching painting for 35 years now to adults and children of all ages. Not only does Laurie teach painting, but pencil arts, Polymer Clay, sculpture, and casting are other instructional venues she shares with her students. 2007 was Laurie's first year of travel teaching and then in 2008 her travels brought her to Tampa, FL, Pennsylvania and RI trade shows as well as local Chapters. 2010 Laurie taught in Oneida, NY and Manchester, New Hampshire and in 2011 in Manchester MA. And just recently 2012 Taught in Las Vegas; Creative paints convention. Along with several times to Columbus, Ohio. Now, I can add Seattle to the list as of 2016. Laurie's Art Learning Center Sponsors,Lisa Schipritt of RI, for Iris Folding Cards and for Ukranian Eggs with Wax and dyes.Mary Owens, of Upstate NY has taught 3 Pen and Ink seminars at Laurie's and will return once again in 2011 for a still life set up and design class. Beth Wagner of Long Island, NY came twice in 2006 and March 2007 for a furniture workshop where students painted hampers and she returned in March 2011 to paint a wall clock. We have also had Lynne Andrews and Kim Hogue where their specialties are country folk art styles. Cheri Rol, Master Decorative Artist, taught Glass, Brass and Copper and Cheri returned again in October 2011 to teach another still life project. We have also had polymer clay artists Anna Liss and Lori Wilkes (who has been published in several publications). Disney Artist: George Scribner. Artist Tim Gagnon, who has many on line UTUBE videos. Laurie's Art Learning Center is a High Tech Studio which uses a projection system on a screen for Live Painting demonstrations which makes every "seat" a perfect "seat". These seminars are always "a not to be missed events". You get soooooo much out of these seminars which are always full of learning information.