About Me
Sharon McNeil

Born in Salem Oregon, I currently live in Seattle Washington where I teach Painting and Art Appreciation at South Seattle College.

 

I lived and worked in Savannah Georgia for 11 years where I taught  Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design.  The Foundation Studies department at SCAD is offers the beginning art classes like drawing, life drawing, color theory, and two dimensional design, all of which I have taught, including a "scene painting" class for the production design department.

 

Before Savannah I lived in Long Beach California for 9 years where I earned my MFA at California State University Long Beach and taught Drawing and Painting at various Colleges.  

 

I lived in Seattle before that where I worked as a Scenic Artist at various organizations like Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre and The Seattle Opera.  I am thrilled to be back in Seattle!

Learning To See

"Drawing is more than a tool for rendering and capturing likeness.  It is a language, with its own syntax, grammar, and urgency.  Learning to draw is all about learning to see.  In this way, it is a metaphor for all art activity.  Whatever its form, drawing transforms perception and thought into image and teaches us how to think with our eyes."

101 Things to Learn in Art School, by Kit White