Throughout Ann Taylor-Schmidt’s life, she explores her first loves – art and nature.

Ann graduated cum laude with a B.S. in art ed, first teaching elementary art. Then, she worked in the graphic-arts printing industry, continuing to take grad courses, painting and showing. She worked for Penn State marketing communications and public relations, retiring from the University’s StratCom Office of Social Media.

Taylor-Schmidt has taught an annual Penn State nature journal drawing workshop for two decades, taught at the Art Alliance and teaches her own art classes for adults and teens.

Ann enjoys photography, bonsai and selling her polymer clay art jewelry creations and teaching through her business Ann Taylor-Schmidt Artworks.

Ann is proud of the nature around Central PA, and loves to tune people in to it.  

What Students Say

The reason I chose this class was this teacher.

Bob Lillie

I enjoyed the variety of all the instruction. Loved the tips, the how to’s, your sense of humor!!

Sheryl Marcinko

Favorite? That’s an easy one! Gesture Drawing! It helped me think differently and experiment.

Kathy Gephart

Let’s art together.

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