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A teaching artists conducts a painting demonstration of a live model in a classroom


Mary Freedman typically works with a variety of drawing media concentrating mainly on still life, plant life, and the figure. Her approach is to attain an internalization of the subject, and when sketched attentively enough, she will be in a position to produce a work true to both the essence of the subject and her sentiment for it. She loves the poetry and strength a line can produce. Freedman received a BA in Art History from the Pennsylvania State University and later a Certificate of Achievement from Washington Studio School. Freedman joined the faculty of WSS in 2010 and is a member of the WSS Atelier. Freedman worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as Assistant Manager in the Department of Graphic Arts before her becoming a full-time artist. She has been a volunteer art instructor in the DC Community for 15 years in organizations that benefit at risk youth. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of group shows throughout the DC, Baltimore area including Artomatic, City of Takoma Park Center, Courtyard Gallery, International Gallery; and in a solo show at Washington Studio School. To learn more about Mary visit,

An abstract painting of a flower
A drawing of the interior of an artists studio space
A whimsical red painting with different animals
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