Portrait of an Artist: Rachel Osborn
For some, art is something done for themselves as an expression of individuality and to enhance their own skills. For others, like Rachel Osborn, art is something that can and should be taught to the masses.
Rachel is an educator who teaches art to the elderly. She does this not only as part of her thesis research on how art helps those with Alzheimer’s, but also because she feels that the elderly have been neglected when it comes to art education. Rachel doesn’t restrict herself to just oil paints with her students, allowing them to express themselves through collages, pencil drawings, crayons and even quilting. Her goal is to help her students relive their fondest memories while taking simple joy from the art of creating.
While she does focus primarily on art education, Rachel still gives herself time to create her own artwork. She works constantly at learning new coloring techniques and trying out new art forms like quilting, all while still doing the pencil drawings and painting that got her started down this path.
Our Storyboard intern Janel Lee produced this Portrait of an Artist with Rachel Osborn