A professional artist since 1984 and a South Dakota Arts Council endorsed artist in residence since 1998, Mark Zimmerman presents residencies which pursue a dual emphasis. First, the student’s imaginative powers are exercised with supportive attention to the essential idea that if a child can imagine something, he can do it. Second, the student’s technique and ability to manipulate the formal building blocks of visual art are developed sequentially to provide increasingly refined tools for self-expression. Once students learn the ABCs, sentence structure and grammar of art, they can better tell their own stories visually. Zimmerman received his MFA in painting from Illinois State University, was executive director of The Arts Center in Jamestown, ND, and served as co-director of the Historic Lead-Deadwood Arts Council.

Grade levels: K-12 & Adults
Mark Zimmerman
22435 Jim Creek Lane, Deadwood, SD 57732
phone: 605-342-2552

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