Biographical Sketch for Gwendolyn EnglishGwendolyn English has been teaching Art for 20 years. For 14 years, Gwendolyn taught Introduction to Studio Art, Studio Art 1&2, Advanced Placement Art-Drawing and Advanced Placement Art-3-D Design and Digital Photography at The Hutchison School in Memphis. Gwendolyn now teaches with The Bridge Homeschool group and independently in Studio Bloom. Her specialty is individual portfolio development; she works with students individually to develop their unique artistic gifts. Her students have been recognized by scholastic art awards at city and national levels, presented work at the Frist Museum in Nashville and selected for the Governor School for the Arts. Some of her students have obtained Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degrees at prestigious colleges such as the Rhode Island School of Design, Cooper Union, Savannah College of Art and Design, Southern Methodist University, Washington University and are pursuing careers in Architecture, graphic design, painting, photography, film, fashion design and Interior design.
Gwendolyn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in 1989 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Papermaking and Bookarts from Memphis College of Art in 1995. Over the years, Gwendolyn has donated her artistic talents to a variety of charities and community service organizations including the Child Advocacy Center, the Mental Health Association, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, MIFA, Habitat for Humanity, Memphis Arts Council and The Meeman Center at Rhodes College. Gwendolyn is a teaching artist trained in both the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center model for arts integrated learning. She is a teaching artist for Delta Arts and Arts Memphis. Gwendolyn continues to create, exhibit, and sell her paintings, jewelry and unique art books. Her work has been shown in the Brooks Museum of Art and Delta Axis in Memphis, highlighted in Mid-South Living and Southern Women Magazine as well as HGTV’s, That’s Clever.