Valerie McCune

1117 Harvard Terrace, Evanston, IL  60202 − 847-767-8278 smartartltd@yahoo.com

www.smartartstudios.net

Experience:

2004-Present

Smart Art Studios, Evanston, IL

Artist/Owner

Working with clients and designers on custom painting projects, and creating original pieces of artwork.

2014-Present   

Activity Art Instructor at The Clare, Mather Café, The Alden, Wyndham, Levy Center, Sunrises of Park Ridge, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Wilmette; Brookdale/Northbrook and DesPlaines.

Teaching art classes to seniors, ranging from drawing/painting to collage.

2019-Present 

Art Encounter, Evanston, IL

Teaching artist to seniors, as well as adults with special needs.

 

2010-2014 

Pinot’s Palette, Bottle and Bottega, Glenview/Evanston, IL

Teaching social painting classes to large groups in the studio as well as off-site.  Created original paintings to be used for classes. 

2003-2010     

Point of Origin, Glenview, IL

Collaborated with interior designers and clients on custom-painting projects.  Participated in buying trips to accessorize the store.

 

2000-2003     

Cover Girls, Inc, Park Ridge, IL 

Leading decorative painting projects for over 150,000 square feet of faux-finishing at X-Sport Fitness.       

 

1996-2000      

JRW Design, Chicago, IL  

Commissioned to work on artistic projects for Chicago Place, Fort Sheridan, Haberdasher Square, Gotham Lofts in Canada, the Metropolis and  Kinzie Street Station in Chicago.

 

 

Education:

 

Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in Studio/Fine Art

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL