I discovered Claudine Hellmuth while blog surfing, although I can’t remember which blog. I fell in love with Claudine’s art. She travels around the country teaching classes. Her web-site says she will be in Portland in 2006, but dates haven’t been posted. I really, really want to take her class. I love that she uses old family photos in her college. She also uses a lot of line art in her work. Something I think I can actually do. I do draw a mean stick figure. I have been checking her web-site daily in anticipation that dates will be announced.