Faculty Name: Lynne Sward
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois (conceived in San Francisco according to my late mom)
Current Residence: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Necessary Job: that would be jobs, Wife, Mother, Artist (I don't consider these to be jobs and I work cheap!)
How long have you been doing art?
Since I was 2 when I crinkled up onion skins because I like the texture and noise
At what age did you begin creating and why?
When I was in grades 1 - 7 (that would be elementary school) I drew illustrations in the margins of green lined papers that contained English compositions . I loved learning script because of the repetitive penmanship strokes. I also was the only one in my class that would draw on that green-lined paper. I liked that.
What is your favorite part of teaching?
the fabulous talents shown in sharing at the end of class and seeing the "results" of my information sharing . I'm always amazed at what my students create. I may be teaching them, but for sure, I'm learning so much from my students. It's my pleasure and a privilege to teach.
What do you find most challenging about teaching?
Preparing the materials list I bring to my classes and I use in the demonstrations. I hate forgetting things, so I do an extensive "check" list.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I am an H20 addict 5 times a week early in the morning before I do anything else.( I'm talking about cardio workout in the Y pool.)
What is your favorite type of art medium? Fabrics, threads, beads, interesting papers
Who is your favorite artist? Can I have three? Frida Kahlo, Picasso, Andy Goldsworthy and so many more.
What is one interesting (trivial) fact that everyone should know about you? I'm outgoing, and I have tremendous empathy and patience and a sense of humor.
Attach your favorite image and detail why it is your favorite. I don't have a clue as to "how" to do that. but if you can find one, I'm absolutely nuts for sunsets!!!!!!!
(An Antarctica Sunset…courtesy of Betti Zucker)