PRESENTATIONS

Denise Laurin offers three types of art presentations. Presentations are offered
in-person or over Zoom. 


1) Topics in Art History

2) Art Demos

3) Creativity Talks 

 

Art Presentations 

  • Against All Odds: Women in Art History 

  • Amarna Period: A Revolution in Egyptian Art

  • Ancient Origins of Christian Art

  • Art and Ethics

  • Counterculture: The Beatles and the Art of the 60s

  • East Meets West: Cross Cultural Influences

  • From Oppression to Free Expression: The Black Experience in Visual Art 

  • History of Fashion in Art

  • Happy Birthday, Leonardo daVinci 

  • Imaginary Journey: The White City

  • Imaginary Journey: Monet's Garden

  • 19th Century Isms

  • Picturing the Divine: Religious Symbolism Across Faiths

  • Secrets of the Sistine

  • Sweet Home Chicago: An International Architectural Gem

  • The Global Present: A Look at Contemporary Art

  • The Last Supper

  • The Many Ways to Look at Art

  • Ukiyo-e: Images of the Floating World

  • Visions of Love 

  • What IS a Masterpiece?

  • What’s My Style? Recognizing Art Styles throughout Time (Series)

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

 

60-minute presentation selected from the above list: $150

Contact deniselaurin@livingcreatively.info for custom 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 an artist and college-level 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.

Past Presentations

Ancient Origins of Christian Art

November 8, 2022

Hanover Senior Center

 

Walking Tour of Millennium Park

October 28, 2022

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, Bartlett, IL

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

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

History of Fashion in Art
October 6, 2021

Arlington Heights Senior Center, Arlington Heights, IL

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

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

Cultivating Creativity 
March 15, 2021

Self-Employment in the Arts

Romantic Visions of Love 
February 8, 2021

Hanover Township