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Charcoal drawing demonstration set for Thursday

Sheila Niebauer will demonstrate techniques of charcoal drawing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawton-Fort Sill Art Council, 1701 NW Ferris.

Participants will be given paper and charcoal to draw a still life scene.

Niebauer is an art teacher at Eisenhower High School and teaches ninth through 12th grades. She has always enjoyed art and took several art classes at Lawton High School. She graduated from there in 1986 and graduated from Cameron in 1991 with an elementary education degree. She went on to teach art in Wichita Falls for 13 years, and she taught in Thailand for two years. She also taught at St. Mary's Catholic School in Lawton for two years.

She came back to Lawton and attended Cameron again and earned her second degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, this year. 

"Some of my friends talked me into doing this demonstration," Niebauer said. "The main thing in art is just to have fun. Like with other things, give it your all. You don't have to be a Picasso, and the more you do, the better you get."

"I have sold pieces of art before and have designed Christmas cards for Cameron," she said. "I am looking forward to this demonstration because working with adults is so different. I taught veterans a class on expressive watercolor not too long ago, and they really enjoyed it. So did I. It was all about different textures and the creativity that they had but didn't know they had."

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