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Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators at the Peabody Museum

Private Art Lessons

Linda has loved to draw and paint all her life. She has illustrated books of poetry, and she is now illustrating a book called The Big House by Elise Knapp, a memoir about the house the author's grandfather built in Sagaponack, Long Island. She is teaching courses in scientific illustration as part of the new Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators program at Yale's Peabody Museum Community Education Building at the West Campus in Orange, CT, and she is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. At CTNSI she offers courses in field sketching/creating a personal nature journal, drawing from the dioramas at the museum, and has one day sketching workshops. She also teaches at the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center, which is in Stony Creek, CT. This is a program for 5th-8th grade children. She also offers individualized private art lessons to children and adults and will travel to student's homes. (For more information on classes and lessons, please see the attached flyers and brochures.)Linda had the opportunity to help with the clay scales for the Torosaurus sculpture that was cast in bronze and placed in front of the Peabody Museum at Yale. She also worked on the clay scales for the 1/3 scale Torosaurus that was created during the research stage of the project. She has written a children's book called The Dancing Dinosaur, and is in the process of illustrating it. Linda has exhibited her work widely over the years and just had her exhibit Drawings and Poems at Branford Hospice this spring. Archival quality pigment prints in editions of 100 are available from this exhibit.

Linda is one of the founding board members of Friends Center for Children. Back in 1983 she got involved as a board member of Cold Spring School where her son was a student. She helped to bring the school from its beginnings in the carriage house at Leila Day to its current location in Fair Haven. She has been active in New Haven Friends Meeting since 1972, when she first moved to New Haven. She has clerked the First Day School Committee and taught children of different ages for many years. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2001. Mindfulness Meditation has given Linda the tools to help balance and integrate her different passions and projects. She feels that it has been a real labor of love to create and sustain FCFC in the lower level of the Friends' meetinghouse, as well as plan for it's expansion and long term life. Seeing the values she cares about being embodied by children, parents, staff and board members at the center is a great joy. She is blessed with a grandson and a granddaughter who live with their parents in Brooklyn, New York.