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About Me , Briefly

My name is Manon (rhymes with LeBron) and I love making and teaching art.

  • I have my Master's Degree in Education and have taught every level, from preschool to community college to seniors. I began my career teaching 7th and 8th grade, still one of my favorite ages.

  • I believe that some people are born loving to draw, thus my Drawing Workbook is a labor of love for people who want practice and instruction.

  • One of the things that I, myself,  love to draw are Pinto People, my little creatures who love the earth, love each other, and will love you, too!

  • But I also love being an author /illustrator of various other stories for children and am currently seeking representation.

Other things I've made
About Me, In Depth

2022--Drawing Workbook #1 is available at: Anderson's Bookstore in Naperville, IL

                                                                    Objects Found, Catonsville, MD

                                                                    Naperville Art Gallery, Naperville, IL

2021 to present--Instructor, Naperville Art League

2020-2021--Volunteer Art Teacher, James R. Jordan Foundation

2020-22—Environmental Chair, Board of Directors, Rotary District 6450.

2019-2020--Club VP Chicago Lakeview

2018-2020--Chair of the Women's Task Force, Rotary District 6450
2019--Wholesale Online:
2017-- Windy City Gift Show, Rosemont, IL
2015~16-- American Made Show, Washington, D.C.
Member: American Glass Guild, Stained Glass Association of America
2019--CORE Reading Instructor, St. Leonard's Ministries
2018-19--Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2018-19-- Club Membership Co-Chair; Board of Directors; Rotary Club of Chicago Lakeview
2017-18--President, Rotary Club of Chicago Lakeview
2013-15--Instructor, The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2014-16--Instructor, Weisser Studio, Kensington, MD
2015-16--Rotary Foundation Chair, Rotary Club of Catonsville
2012-16--Board Member, Membership Chair, Batimore County Arts Guild
2003-12--Instructor, Stained Glass and Gingerbread Houses and Holiday Trees--Carroll Comm College, Westminster, MD
2007-13--Writer/designer: Glass Craftsman Magazine, Glass Patterns Quarterly, Profitable Glass Quarterly
2003-11--Instructor, Beg and Adv Stained Glass, Mosaics--Carroll Comm College and Comm College of Baltimore Cty
Nov-Dec 2008...Exhibitor--National Arts Program for Johns Hopkins Medicine
2006-08--Co-editor TIPS online column, International Guild of Glass Artists (IGGA)
2007--Visiting Artist--Johns Hopkins University Hillel
April 08--Instructor--Glass Craft and Bead Expo, Las Vegas
Jan 2007--2 Designs published- A Gallery of Winners Design Book
1999--Author, Gingerbread Houses, Baking and Building Memories. (Krause Publications)
1995-1998--Contributing Editor, American Cake Decorating Magazine
Other: M. Ed., Loyola Univ. in Baltimore, 90; B.A., Wittenberg Univ., 85; 8 years’ teaching middle school English and Art; Proofreader; Volunteer Coordinator-- Alzheimer's Association.

As a reward for getting to the end of the page, here is a picture of a chicken that looks like stained glass. It's called a seabright bantam. 

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