Katie Swanson
  408 s Main st. #107
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
United States
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  (608) 289-4476
What is your connection to UW-Madison Continuing Studies? (Choose all that apply)

  • Instructor
  • Other

Please supply some detail about your connection to UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
  my friend is from my watercolor class with Barbara Matthews…..her name is Colleen Hayes and she teaches biochemistry at Madison…i also know barbara Matthews who teaches watercolor classes with the continuing education department….i also have a friend also who graduated with an art degree at madison and is now an art teacher.
Dislay period choice

  • April-May 2019
  • Aug-Sept 2019
  • Oct-Nov 2019
  • Dec 2019-Jan 2020
  • Feb-March 2020

Artist's Statement
  I am interested in exploring many mediums and styles. In this collection, the "Iris Series," i took one image and repeated it in a series. Each picture is the same subject so they are related. The only difference is the material used to make it. For example i have done some in watercolor but also in oil pastel, relief print, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, graphite, collage, and intaglio printing. I have more of the series that aren't entered also with photos and acrylic versions. I like to experiment with different textures and color schemes within each piece so that there is variety in the series. I normally do portraits but i also like flowers and animals. i have many prints for sale so please check out my website and contact me at if you are interested in purchasing a print. I took watercolor classes with Barb Matthews who teaches at Madison and also met a friend who works in the biochemistry department at Madison named Colleen Hayes. I try to include art in my life as much as i can, doing printing and pottery and watercolor and drawing in my spare time. Even for my job I work as a drawing and painting instructor at Michael's Arts and Crafts store in Janesville. I graduated from Whitewater University with a BFA in drawing and also studied art education.
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