Meet the Teacher Blog Series: Meet Cheri Rol MDA

Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the past several weeks, we’ve introduced you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.

Today we meet Cheri Rol MDA! Read our interview with Cheri to learn more about her and why you should sign up for her four classes in Daytona Beach!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve been in the arts for a while now, first as a fine artist and then a decorative artist. I grew up in California but I’ve lived many different places - each of which inspires different subject matter.

In a few words, tell us about the classes you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.

In my first class, The Beach Bum, Sherry C. Nelson MDA, TDA and I will share our talents and styles of oil painting. This painting will be a “forever” memory of Daytona Beach!

In A Perfect Pair, you’ll paint this delightful duo and learn many different techniques!

The painting you’ll make in A Single Tomato has a contemporary look. We’ll explore how a light from behind works and how it makes the tomato glow.

I will also be teaching Advancing Your Skills, a skills workshop geared toward skills needed to enter the Certification Program. I am passionate about the Certification Program because you grow in knowledge and in skills that advance your art. These techniques apply to fine art, folk art, landscape, portraits, and more.

Why should someone take your classes?

You’ll learn why you are using the colors, values and intensities to achieve the best end results.

What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?

I love teaching and look forward to reconnecting with past students and friends.

What do you love most about the painting industry?

I love the fact that there are no limits! Colors, styles, surfaces – all the possibilities.

Register for Cheri’s classes and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher soon right here on the SDP Blog!

Meet the Teacher Blog Series: Meet Tina Sue Norris CDA, TDA

Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the past several weeks, we’ve introduced you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.

Today we meet Tina Sue Norris CDA, TDA!

Tina is teaching "Yellow Crown Night Heron" at Oceans of Color. Register and you'll learn to use colored pencil on gray suede board. Read our interview with Tina to learn more about why you should sign up for her class!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have been a SDP member since, oh gosh, I can’t remember! I took a class with Joyce Howard, and then with Priscilla Hauser, and Joan Johnson – and so many more wonderful, talented teachers. I am very blessed by being a part of SDP. I owned and was involved with arts and crafts-related businesses and I worked in commercial art and design through the years. Even though I have been drawing and doing art since grade school, SDP has taken me on so many colorful adventures with a lot of wonderful people.

In a few words, tell us about the class you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.

I have been working with colored pencils on suede board for quite a while now. It is a really enjoyable surface. I wanted to do something indigenous to Florida, so chose the Night Heron because I had some fairly good photos. I am excited about the pencil on wood class as some of us “older” painters have a ready supply of wood pieces. I have found it so creatively fun to design a piece using the wood grain as part of the pattern. It should be fun to see what we all come up with in this class.

Why should someone take your class?

I find colored pencils to be both exciting and relaxing. There always seems to be something new to learn about using them, whether alone or with other media. They are great for anyone from beginner to advanced painters.

What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?

Seeing old friends and new ideas!

Register for Tina’s class and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher soon right here on the SDP Blog!

Important Message About Your New Electronic Membership Card

We have received a number of inquiries from members about not receiving their new electronic membership card, which is why we sent all individual members their membership card again via email on March 2, 2017. Please allow a couple of days for email delivery. If you do not see the email in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

If you are part of a household membership or share an email address with another member, we will send you an email that contains all of the membership cards associated with your email address over the next week.

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Also, please note we have received a high volume of inquiries about membership cards. In order for us to give each member the time and service he/she deserves, it may take us a few days to reply to your inquiry. We appreciate your patience.