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PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denise offers engaging and approachable presentations on art, offered in-person or over Zoom. Her specialization is in ancient art, Renaissance and Japanese art, however her expertise and insatiable curiosity encompass many more types of art as evidenced in the list below. 

 

She provides three different types of presentations:


1) Topics in Art History

2) Art Demos

3) Creativity Talks 

 

Art History Presentations 

  • African American Art: From Oppression to Free ExpressionAgainst All Odds: Women in Art History 

  • Amarna Period: A Revolution in Egyptian Art

  • Ancient Origins of Christian Art

  • Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

  • Counterculture: The Beatles and the Art of the 1960s

  • Dark Art: Haunting Images Across Time

  • East Meets West: Cross Cultural Influences Across Hemispheres

  • History of Fashion in Art

  • Happy Birthday, Leonardo daVinci!

  • Imaginary Journey: Monet's Garden

  • Nineteenth Century Isms

  • Picturing the Divine: Religious Symbolism Across Faiths

  • Secrets of the Sistine

  • Chicago: An International Architectural Gem in Our Own Backyard

  • The Global Present: A Look at Contemporary Art

  • The Last Supper

  • The Many Ways to Look at Art

  • Twentieth Century Isms

  • Visions of Love 

  • What IS a Masterpiece?
     

Click on the PDF below for complete descriptions on the above topics.

Art Demos

  • Drawing in Graphite

  • Drawing in Charcoal Pencil

  • Painting the Portrait in Oil

  • Using Gold Leaf

  • Acrylic Collage Techniques

  • Traditional Japanese Scroll-making

  • Watercolor Butterfly

  • Watercolor Dragonfly

 

Creativity Talks

  • Making Creativity a Priority in Everyday Life

  • Expanding Personal Creativity through Mind-mapping

  • Living Creatively GPS: Creative goal setting for the New Year

 

Contact denise@deniselaurinvisualart.com for for more information and customized art presentations.

Demos: An art project reflecting the content of the art history presentation
can be added for an additional fee. Presentations with creative projects are
limited to no more than 20 participants. Materials are additional.

Please Note: Denise Laurin has twenty years experience as a teaching artist and
college professor. She holds an M.A. in Art History, a B.A. in Studio Art
and Art History, and is recognized as an Advanced Communicator by
Toastmasters International.

Denise Laurin is shown speaking on an art history topic in a live prsentation at a venue.

Past Presentations

The Many Ways to Look at Art

May 22, 2023

Arlington Heights Senior Center

Fashion in Art

June 8, 2023

The Moorings of Arlington Heights

Counterculture: The Beatles and Art of the 1960s

May 22, 2023

Arlington Heights Senior Center
 

Imaginary Journey to Giverny: Monet-Artist & Gardner

May 18, 2023The Moorings of Arlington Heights

Counterculture: The Beatles and Art of the 1960s

May 10, 2023

Poplar Creek Library, Streamwood

Visions of Love

February 7, 2023

The Moorings of Arlington Heights 

Counterculture: The Beatles and the Art of the 1960s

February 4, 2023

Hanover Township Senior Center

What IS a Masterpiece?

January 30, 2023

The Moorings of Arlington Heights 

Picturing the Divine

December 5, 2022

Arlington Heights Senior Center

 

Ancient Origins of Christian Art

November 8, 2022

Hanover Senior Center

 

Walking Tour of Millennium Park

October 28, 2022

North Central College and Columbia College-Self Employment in the Arts Conference

 

19th Century "Isms"

October 17, 2022

Arlington Heights Senior Center

The Amarna Period: A Revolution in Egyptian Art

September 12, 2022

Arlington Heights Senior Center

 

Secrets of the Sistine
July 8, 2022

Hanover Township Senior Center

From Oppression to Free Expression: The Black Experience in Visual Art
November 1, 2022

Benedictine University

History of Fashion in Art
October 6, 2021

Arlington Heights Senior Center, 

Bunny Drawing Basics and Beyond Bunny Drawing Basics
July 23, 24, 2021

Peacebunny Cottage, Savage, MN

Envisioning Possibilities for a Transformed Career
Post-Pandemic
June 15, 2021

Self-Employment in the Arts; North Central and Columbia Colleges

Sweet Home Chicago: An International Architectural Gem 
May 24, 2021

Hanover Township Senior Center

​The Last Supper 
April 12, 2021

Hanover Township Senior Center

​A Closer Look: Kara Walker 
April 8, 2021

Benedictine University

Getting to WOW! How to Make an Impact with Your Portfolio
March 20, 2021

Self-Employment in the Arts; North Central and Columbia Colleges

Cultivating Creativity 
March 15, 2021

Self-Employment in the Arts

Self-Employment in the Arts; North Central and Columbia Colleges

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