· Valorie owned and directed a teaching studio for over 20 years. The studio enrolled over 70 students each semester, ages 8 to adult, and employed 3 to 5 additional artist/instructors. She created a curriculum incorporating right brain training and old master techniques, which produced dramatic improvement in students’ drawing skills.
· She has taught drawing and oil painting at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO, for over 12 years.
· She conducts private workshops in plein air and studio painting.
Professional Affiliations (Past and Present)
· Oil Painters of America
· Portrait Society of America
· Plein Air Painters of Colorado (PAAC)
· Center for the Arts at Evergreen, Colorado
· Colorado Artists Guild (President 2009)
· Lakewood Arts Council
· Art Students League of Denver
· Heritage Art Guild
· Littleton Cultural Arts Committee, Littleton, Colorado