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MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Instructors

Laurie Dignan

Youth Art

Laurie Dignan

Laurie Dignan has devoted her professional life to working with people of all ages in the creative arts.

In addition to developing and implementing several programs, she has been an artist in residence in Washington State. As an Oregon public school teacher, Laurie coordinated and taught within the Talented and Gifted Program, art, woodworking, ceramics, and architecture. She has helped implement a project based learning (PBL) model with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to foster creative arts and social emotional development of all students within the school setting.

Laurie received her graduate degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where she delved into “education through experience,” the philosophy of John Dewey. She is an accomplished ceramicist, woodworker, and architectural model maker.

Laurie has the ability to capture the attention of all learners as she shares her knowledge while guiding exploratory and creative processes.