A Creative Sketching Class with Bob Bradley

This Saturday, September 14th we will begin a series of 90 minute sketching classes for students with autism. There is no age limit for the 4 classes to be held Sept. 14, 29 and Oct. 12 and 26. The cost for classes is $25 for all 4 classes or $15 for just September or $15 for just October classes.

Register here: https://www.merchantstreetartgallery.org/events/2019/10/14/creative-sketching-for-artists-with-autism

Bob is the instructor for the course and this is his biography from his Galerie B Design website:
I found that having a network of other creative people helps to inspire my own work and prior to moving to this area I belonged to the Studio 630 group exhibiting my works at various locations around Lombard and Villa Park, IL. When we moved to Manteno I found the CAC and was excited to join in with other local artists.

There he was introduced to Janice Miller who invited Bob to teach a class at the Gallery. In the past year Bob and his wife Patty have been working on a weekly basis with a group called “Art As A Business”. This group is comprised of members over the age of 17 who enjoy creating art and are learning ways to market their skills.

Bob Bradley, Fine Art Artist

Bob Bradley, Fine Art Artist

I found my creative outlet at an early age and began drawing and sketching. I studied Art through high school which lead me to receiving a scholarship to Commercial Art studies. I also studied Art Education at the University of Northern Iowa. I began working with a professional photography studio in Northern California using traditional retouching techniques using dyes to enhance negatives and hand retouched photographic prints. I attended workshops to broaden my skills. We eventually built our own Commercial and Portrait Studio in my hometown in Iowa and after 24 years we have moved on from that business and I have returned to Fine Art and Commercial work. My favorite subject material is environmental subjects as I like the calm and peaceful feeling that my work portrays. I have sold many pieces to clients who have commented about the enjoyment the painting brings to their home interiors. I believe there is a place in every home for original artwork.

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