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


Paul Pietsch is a painter based in Washington, DC who received his MFA and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management from American University. His studio practice incorporates perceptual work from life, conceptually driven use of online mapping tools, and memory; and imagination-generated portraits and landscapes. His interest in mapping sense of place is the unifying theme of his work. By day, Pietsch is the Research Manager at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, where he conducts qualitative research to benefit artists, arts organizations and arts communities around the country. He has taught studio art at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, served on the board of directors of Art Enables and on the Artist Advisory Council of the Washington Project for the Arts; and runs figure model sessions at Hillyer Art Space and the Washington Drawing Center. To learn more about Paul 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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