Artist, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist & Art Teacher at Art Connects, Inc. in Mt. Pleasant, SC. View her credentials below including Art Therapy Experience, Art Exhibitions, Art Teaching Experience, Education & her Licenses & Certifications.

Dianne has been creating art since she began painting at age 12. Graduating in Nursing from the Southern Adventist University when she was only 19, she quickly realized life as an OR nurse was not for her, so she went to the College of Charleston for her bachelors in Studio Art and then to the University of South Carolina for her Masters in Art Education. Odd, though fortuitous events landed her a job as Art Therapist at Fenwick Hall Hospital, (a psychiatric-substance abuse hospital.)and from there she went on to complete 30 graduate and two thousand clinical hours to earn her requirements to be a registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Association.

She has taught art privately since she was 19, and as an elementary, middle and high school art instructor for the Charleston County School District for 14 years. She now runs her Art Connects Art School with her husband while maintaining her private art therapy practice in Mount Pleasant.

Her oil and pastel paintings have appeared in many galleries and juried shows and have been featured in numerous one-man shows.

Dianne has worked with The ArtReach Foundation, accompanying their team to Bosnia, both in 2002 and 2004, to work with victims of the Bosnian War and most recently as part of the team for the Haiti Pilot Program in the spring of 2014 treating survivors of the 2010 earthquake.

She promotes art therapy locally through an ongoing series of presentations geared for both professional mental health care givers and the general public, and has done numerous mandala workshops to familiarize the public with the healing power of the mandala.

She recently hosted the first Haiti Awareness Fundraiser in Charleston with the executive director of ArtReach Foundation and the headmaster of the Ecole de Sibert, near Port au Prince, Haiti.

Dianne’s Resume here.

Artreach Foundation in Haiti

Artreach Foundation in Haiti

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eric vincent instructor at art connects us


Eric has been involved with publication design, cartooning, illustration, theatre and radio and television production since high school. He has worked for four different weekly tabloids as everything from managing editor and production manager to illustrator, cartoonist, and columnist. He served as editorial cartoonist at the Houston Post and was an editorial illustrator for the Houston Chronicle. He published his own magazine series, Cerberus, and has contributed extensively to Charleston area publications. His FireTree Publishing has released Ten Miles of Bad Road, a large collection of his stories and drawings.

Over the last 40 years, he has worked as a creative director, artist and writer in the Lafayette/Baton Rouge market, the Houston and Pittsburgh markets and, for the last 15 years, the Charleston market as an art director/illustrator for Advertising Service Agency and most recently, his own firm, Vincent Media Group. He has won over 25 ADDY Awards for his radio, TV and video production and design, copywriting and illustration.

His sculptural and cut-paper illustrations have won him several international awards and spurred his interest in both 2D and 3D animation. The 90-minute DVD he directed and produced for The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, A Home for Heroes, received 2 Aurora, 3 AVA and 2 Telly Awards for technical and character animation. Recent animation work for Bosworth Agency clients has won additional awards.

He began teaching art to all ages at the Charleston Arts art school and now, with his wife, for the Art Connects Art School, for the last 8 years.

Eric’s Resume here

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