Kathy Hebert is a Worcester artist who teaches art to beginners at her studio and at Assabet Valley's After Dark Program. Beginners only.
No Talent required.
Hebert graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1973 with a degree in Fashion Design. She worked as a lounge singer for 10 years and took painting classes during the day. It wasn't until she discovered Betty Edwards' book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain that she actually began to draw with some confidence. After taking many painting classes, Hebert finally learned how to paint from Rockport artist, Helen Van Wyk.
Drawing from her long history of attempts at art, Hebert began teaching adults like herself – adults who feel or have been told they have no talent – how to draw and paint. She wanted to give her students something she never had in all her years of taking classes – the basic fundamentals of drawing and painting.
Her first book, No Talent Required: My Journey from Paint by Numbers to Art Instructor has recently been published on Amazon and Smashwords. In writing this book, Hebert hopes to encourage anyone with the desire to learn how to draw and paint to follow their dream.
Here is the excerpt from the back cover:
Have you ever wanted to learn to draw and paint but were afraid you had no talent? This book will open your eyes to what it's all about. Talent is not required. Follow one woman's journey of discovery and share her stories of what it took to become an artist. Meet her teachers, the good and the bad. Share her years of learning from her students, the tips and tricks it takes to be an artist.
Available as Kindle download and Paperback at www.amazon.com. Available in all ebook formats (epub, mobi, pdf, etc.) at www.smashwords.com
Hebert has completed many one-woman shows in Worcester and Hudson and many student shows where her wonderful students have been able to display their work.