I could not draw before I spent a few hours with Olya for the introduction to drawing. It turns out I was just never taught some basic skills on how to see and to replicate what you are seeing. Then I took Nikusha's 12 week drawing course. In three months people think I've been drawing forever. They say, “I can't draw like you can.” Before I could only draw “stick people.” They are the real deal. They teach from classical principles, the foundations so you can expand wherever you want to go. They are genuine and give you important feedback to improve how you see and how to apply it. I can't wait to do more and have found my first passion.
Rachel Dinwiddie is a painter based in Wisconsin working primarily in oil on paper. Rachel graudated from the College Portfolio Program and recieved a $68,000 scholarship to School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is now, finishing her undergraduate program.
Recently, she’s exhibited at the Roger Brown Study Collection, the 2020 SAIC Undergraduate Exhibition, the Burren College Summer Residency Open Call, and various curated online projects. She anticipates group shows with POVOS Chicago and World Series San Diego. Her paintings are silly and she loves making them.
Completed CPP in 2017, scholarship to Chicago Art Institute and graduated in 2019 with degree in art. Joined the PMAI Team February 8, 2021 as executive virtual assistant until she relocates to San Diego in April 2021. Will be helping build out the college portfolio program and online courses along with assisting with a variety of other curriculum based projects.