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Laura Patterson

Art Specialist
I received my Master of Fine Arts Degree from Boston University in Art and Costume Design and my undergraduate degree from Louisville School of Art and Syracuse University in Art and Theatre Design.

I have been teaching art to students for over 25 years and have a strong passion for introducing children to the interactive world of art and creating an exciting environment that allows each child the opportunity to explore, wonder and create. I try to blend my love of nature as well as my background in theatre and mask design into many of my classroom projects.

I have been an Art and Kindergarten teacher for the past 20 years at a local private school. I am very excited to begin my second year as the Art Specialist at the Virginia Chance School this year. Additionally, I have been teaching summer Art classes at Walden Theatre (ages 5-12) for the past 16 years. In addition to teaching art, I have been a Costume Designer both at Walden Theatre and as the Resident Costume Designer for Actors Theatre of Louisville, in which I designed over 40 plays, including numerous productions in the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

I met my husband, Charlie Sexton in high school and we have been married for 31 years. He is the Artistic Director for Walden Theatre/CTC, and we have two sons Aaron and Ian, both of whom will be attending U of L in the fall. We spend a great deal of our free time outdoors, hiking, running and walking our dogs.