Artwork by Evy Morelli

Monday, September 27, 2010

Our Bios

Diane Smith is an award-winning educator from Southern California.  She has worked as a school counselor, teacher of English and social science (5th grade through college), and vocational education specialist.  She has also published several articles and received praise for speechwriting, but always returns to her favorite creative outlet--lesson planning.  Diane's teaching success stems from her development of a learning technique which involves multiple modalities in which the students read, write, act, and create, leading to total comprehension.
Evy Morelli is an artist, photographer, writer, and gardener who has lived in Washington, Oregon, and California.  Her work includes multi-media, but has been mostly in watercolor, her specialty being Oriental brush.  Due to its quality of immediacy and its many nuances of color, watercolor, she finds, is best suited to capturing and expressing the beauty of nature.  Evy has written and published personal memoirs, as well as art instruction literature.  She teaches both private and group art classes, for all age levels, in drawing and painting.