Shirley Darland, Artist


My name is Shirley Darland and I am an artist.  I love mixed media painting because it is playful and allows my creativity to run wild.  I take inspiration from children, animals and nature.  I live in the country with my husband, three dogs, four horses, one pony, three donkeys and four goats. I teach youth art classes at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy in Cedar Rapids, which I love! My work reflects the life I enjoy.

Currently I am teaching two fall classes at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy:

Mini Monsters, Grades K-2
Mondays 4:30 to 5:30
Drawing, painting, clay and sculpting monsters.

Creature Feature 3D, Grades 3-5
Thursdays 4:30 to 5:30
Constructing haunted doll houses and monster trophy heads.

Mailing Address

East Otter Studio,

3628 East Otter Road
Marion, IA 52302

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