Rose Wall Art, Weeping Roses and paper making
I am presently involved with my Rose Wall Art Project. A series of roses or butterflies to support local rose and butterfly gardens.Kids will color a rose or butterfly and have them mounted on a wall, printed on a tile and later transferred t-shirts, posters or tote bags.
My introduction to drawing classes have often been very popular, 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
SHOWS AND EXHIBITION
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
Artist-In-Residence (Stone-Metal Press)
Artist-In-Residence (Center for Contemporary Art)
Darrell S. Ross
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.