Accomplished Artist Anita Herron Loves Teaching Her Craft
By ANDREA O’NEILL
Correspondent
MOUNTAINTOP ARTIST Anita Herron enjoys teaching her craft to students, most of whom are between the ages of 8 to 16.

Mountaintop resident Anita Herron is an accomplished artist who has been teaching her craft to others for many years. Beginners and professionals alike have benefited from her knowledge and talent once a week for decades, learning not only about drawing and painting techniques, but also about creativity, color and peace of mind.

Herron welcomes all skill levels, but most of her students are beginners, or those who need help with the occasional school project. Most of Herron’s students are ages 8 –16, with all different ability, commitment and experience levels. There are two 90 minute sessions, one at 5pm and one at 7pm where her students can work at their own pace while learning about color and creativity, as well as responsibility when it comes to their materials. Regardless of where her students are in the process, Herron finds teaching very rewarding.

“I could probably be retired by now but I don’t think I want to,” says Anita. “I enjoy being around the children; It is so nice when they can accomplish something. They start out [with a topic] and they don’t know where they are going with it, but after here a while, they know what to do.”

“They keep me young,” she continues. “Young in what I think about, what they want to draw; that have relied on her artistic ability. She has taken several commercial art classes from LCCC and holds a certificate in Portraiture from Washington School of art in New

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There are always new subjects and characters coming out. It is really enjoyable for me to see them and how they progress.”

Anita says she has always interested in painting, and has had several jobs