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MIAD’s Adult Learning program will host a January lecture series open to adults and teenagers who are interested in art and design professions. Mural painter Timothy Haglund will close out the series on Saturday, January 21 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Haglund creates exquisite large murals for private residences by commission. He will discuss the client and artist relationship that spans from the initial ideas and concepts to the research, development and execution of the project. Attendees will learn the scope of his work through viewing the preliminary sketches and color studies, as well as the decorative paint finishes, trompe l’oeil effects, gold leafing and more.


Carol Schwartz gave the first talk on Saturday, January 7. With a long and successful career as a freelance illustrator, Schwartz has made a living doing what she loves. Through examples from her many published picture book illustrations, Schwartz discussed technique, attention to detail and the importance of research. Attendees learned about the flexibility in types of illustration, how a professional approaches getting work and how to get published.


Photographer Paul Calhoun talked on Saturday, January 14. He has received numerous grants from public and private foundations to support extended photographic projects locally, and abroad. Calhoun shared how a photographer can produce independent work while developing the resources to produce the work in a competitive field and in the marketplace.

The fee is $10 per lecture. The payment can be made in person or online. Attendees who register online will receive a $5 coupon for any 2012 Adult Learning or Pre-College class.

Click here to register.

Calhoun photo

A photograph by Paul Calhoun.