Lynbrook High School’s Senior Portfolio Preparation Class, taught by art teacher Tom Sena, kicked off the third year of the program’s “Visiting Professional Artist Series” on Thursday, Sept. 14th with fiber artist, Dani Ives, from her studio in Arkansas.
Having studied and discussed Ms. Ives’ work in class prior to meeting her, students had the opportunity to ask her prepared questions and directly interact with the artist during the class period via Skype. Ms. Ives chatted with the students about her educational background, her work environment, and all of the nuances of maintaining a creative career path. Students asked her about her techniques, her business acumen, and her influences. They also learned about how to market and sell their work, as well as build a “digital presence” and interact with collectors. More artist “visits” are planned throughout the year.