Darrell Ross

I am a practicing artist and teacher. I am looking for a new opportunity to teach at an art school, art academy or community college. Also I would like to spend sometime at an artist residence working on some cast paper projects. If you know someone looking or yourself please contact me by e-mail

My introduction to drawing classes have often been very popular,o both on the college level as well as independently. If you have an opportunity that might be of interest please contact me

My paper making classes are designed for the beginner. They utilize materials and equipment that a novice has at home to become familiar with the techniques of making a sheet of paper. For children I designed a simple process using scrap sheets of color paper, coffee cans, blender and cookie cutters for molds. This class is popular during the holidays for making ornaments.

I have enjoyed teaching and sharing my knowledge, be it in teaching someone to draw or learn make paper and look forward to new opportunities.

Thank you for taking the time to view the work that I have thus far produced. And if you should have any questions on the artwork, how it was done, what materials or the inspiration for it, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

I look forward to hearing from you.



1970       Cleveland Institute of Art
1970-72  Brigham Young University
1972-74  Santa Barbara Art Institute (BFA)
1975-76  University of Houston


1975-76    University of Houston – Beginning drawing and painting
1994         Lorain Community Center – Drawing Instructor
1994         Lorain Community College – Computer Graphic Design
2002         Ivy English Academy – ESL Instructor
2003-04    Stone-Metal Press – Papermaking Instructor
2007-08    Discovery Point Retirement Village – Drawing/Papermaking
2008         Lorain Community College – Introduction to Drawing
2009         FAVA – Oberlin, OH – Introduction to Drawing
2009         Lorain Community College – Introduction to drawing


1976    Cleveland NOVA Invitational
1977    North Dakota Print and Drawing Competition
1978    Cleveland Museum National May Show
1979    Individual Show – Lorain Civic Center (Paintings & Prints)
2004    Stone-Metal Press – “Notes from the Earth” - Handmade Paper
2006    Fiber Art Center – Amherst, Mass – “Small Works: Spirits and Shrines”
2009    French Creek Visitors Center – Portraits of the “Joe Girz Project”
2009    Lorain Public Library – Portraits of the “Joe Girz Project


FAVA - Oberlin, Ohio
TruNorth Gallery - Sheffield Lake, Ohio


In House photographer / Film Maker - Hydro Clear Corp.

In House Medical Photographer/Illustrator - Community Hospital
Free Lance Artist/Graphic Designer - Ross Graphics
Graphic Artist - Electroetch Co.
Art Director - Lorain Morning Journal
Art Director/Designer - Lorain Screenprinting
Graphic Artist - Skee-Ball Large Games Division

Artist-In-Residence (Stone-Metal Press)
Artist-In-Residence (Center for Contemporary Art)


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Darrell S. Ross

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Paper Making Class

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Altar Project

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Rose Wall Art Project


As an Art instructor, be it teaching drawing or paper making, we all need to use our hands, visualize and see things or maybe even take a walk to look, listen and think of possibilities.

Art is a connection to those things and it is a vital tool for our creativity as individuals. Learning just the basics of drawing can bring ideas and thoughts to imaginable being. Getting our hands dirty from paint, graphite or mud makes us feel alive. Seeing things in a fresh light can bring stimulating and exciting changes in our environment. And in ourselves.

Be sure to check out my drawing page and read a FREE down loadable pdf of my Artist Novel.


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