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.