Dr. Woodlin is a retired professor (Art Education) from California State University, Los Angeles. She holds both a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Art Education. Her area of expertise is museum education with a specific focus on collaborative planning by the classroom teacher and museum educator for a culturally diverse arts curriculum. As an art education Dr. Woodlin’s primary responsibilities were the training of in-service and pre-service teachers in K-12 education.
Dr. Woodlin has authored books and published several journal articles on art education. She has made numerous presentations to local, national and international professional organizations in additional to receiving numerous grants. In 1996 she received a special commendation award from Los Angeles Mayor Riordan for “outstanding curatorial and educational programs” at the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery where, while serving as Gallery Director,
she curated 25 exhibitions.
“My artwork is the reflection of an inner journey, both intuitive and spiritual. After years of teaching, nurturing, empowering and inspiring my students, I’ve finally given myself “permission” to explore my own personal art making with unabashed joy.
Through the seemingly endless manipulation of found images I strive to create artworks that give me visual pleasure while simultaneously reflecting my personal experiences as well as the richness of my diverse ancestry.” –Patricia Woodlin