Penny Arrowood is a mixed media and book artist from eastern North Carolina. Her work, often featuring letterforms and text as design elements, is a visual representation of a lifelong love of reading and word-play. Her art has been featured online and in print, most recently appearing in Making Art from Maps by Jill K. Berry (2016, Rockport Publishers).
Her motto is: “Have paper, will travel,” and for the past 5 years, she has been teaching bookmaking regionally and nationally. In early 2017, she will join the faculty at Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh, NC offering workshops in book and paper arts. She also designs unique creative experiences for small groups and events for people of all ages and artistic abilities.
Teaching is a special joy for Penny, who states that she relishes the sharing and receiving of information and skills in the classroom. As a proud member (and former President) of the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild, she enjoys being able to give back to the community at large by working with the children’s art programming and creative outreach for the guild. She actively seeks new ways to collaborate with individuals and organizations to use art as a means to celebrate, document, and reflect this wild ride we call Life.
I’ve had the priveledge of participating in a bookmaking class that Penny instructed and I must say that her enthusiasm and joy of teaching is palpable.
In this conversation, Penny shares how getting involved and connected in the community and an arts guild brought teaching opportunities. Penny also shares valuable information about what happens before, during and after a class that makes her a great teacher. You can JOIN US and get the entire Inspiring Teachers Series HERELets Connect