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Art Students Sell Their Creations

Release Date: 8/17/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor
410-386-8153

Carroll Community College Art Students Sell Their Creations

Shirley Lippy, adjunct art instructor in Continuing Education and Training at Carroll Community College, said she is proud of her art students. She is truly delighted with the progress of a number of students who started as beginners, and as a result of their training, have actually sold their works for a profit.

Lippy teaches basic drawing, color theory, oil painting, watercolor, and pen and ink. Once having completed the classes, several students have gone on to sell their art through the local arts council, private show sales, and regional community events.  Lippy said one of her students recently sold a piece of artwork for about $500.

"It is very satisfying to witness students achieve this success," said Lippy. "I hope this gives them the momentum to continue to market their works. All of my students complete their studies with a strong background in basic drawing and color theory. Some of my students are seniors who developed a love for art in their youth, and are now sparking their interest in art once again."

Lippy has been an art teacher for over 25 years. Her special teaching skill is to draw out the innate artistic ability in everyone.

The public may view a sampling of student work as part of the current exhibit on the walls of the college's Great Hall.

For more information on non-credit art classes, call Continuing Education and Training at 410-386-8100.

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd. in Westminster, Md.

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