Diane has been teaching drawing courses at college level for over 30 years and workshops for 15 years focused for the first step beginner as well as the advanced practicing artist. She loves working one on one to discover and support individual interests and has the deep experience to guide and challenge the group. Her own work is all drawing from large to tiny, from traditional to experimental, from black and white to colour and she’s never without a sketchbook!
Diane Olivier was born in the United States on the Atlantic Coast near Boston and moved to San Francisco on the Pacific Coast where she continues to live. She has been teaching drawing full time at the college and university level for almost 30 years and is currently on full time faculty at City College of San Francisco. In 2001 she began traveling and teaching drawing workshops during the summer months in the US, France, Morocco and now Portugal!
She offers you her great depth experience in drawing, traveling and hosting to help create a relaxed yet challenging week of art making. Sketchbooks and pastel drawing will be emphasized both in and out of the studio. Her enthusiasm and love for teaching and working with students of all levels brings out the best in all her participants no matter what your experience.
Exhibitions include galleries and museums in New York City, Cincinnati, Ohio, California and Texas. Her work appears in the books "Strokes of Genius" and "Drawing: Space Form and Expression". Private collectors and several museums on both coasts hold examples of her drawing
"My love for drawing began in childhood and I've been at it ever since. I did some painting in college but quickly returned to the dance on paper with is my first love. I work in all drawing materials, traditional and non traditional with a special emphasis on pastels. The drawings can vary in size from ten feet to as small as 4 inches. My subjects of interest vary from plein air landscape, figurative and books - sketchbooks and altered books."
For more info please visit her site www.dianeolivier.com