Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D.

Art Appreciation

Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D., earned her doctoral degree in art and education from Columbia University and has had many exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida. She has published several articles, was a New York fashion designer and photographer, wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s “Artist in Exile,” and has taught photography and art at C.W. Post College and SUNY Empire State College. She is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellow in the Humanities. Professor Lawrence currently teaches Art History and Mythology at Palm Beach State and Broward Colleges.

Student Testimonials

  • “Provokes thought and has strong passion for the topic.”
  • “Recommend the course to anyone with a deep interest in art.”
  • “Highly qualified, well prepared and appreciated.”

Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman!

Throughout history, numerous women have demonstrated great artistic talent and yet they found themselves hampered in their struggle by their gender. Today, women command high prices for their art and win major commissions in areas like painting, sculpture, architecture and fashion. They have major exhibitions in museums and attract considerable attention for their innovative excellence. Women have been active contributors to all the modern movements of their times.
Six Lectures
  1. Women Sculptors - The Paths They Cleared - Camille Claudel, Chana Orloff, Louise Nevelson and others.
  2. Women Painters - "You paint like a man" - Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Berthe Morisot, Georgia O’Keeffe, Remedio Varo and Alice Neel.
  3. Women Photographers - Women have been actively involved in photography ever since its inception in 1839. Dorothea Lange, Lee Miller, Ruth Orkin, Dora Maar, Diane Arbus, Sandy Skoglund and Annie Liebovitz.
  4. From Couture to Flapper - In fashion, Coco Chanel led the way to the “new look.” The position of women in Western Society is now reflected in the garments women wear and the designers who are in vogue.
  5. Women Architects - Some of today’s most exciting architects are female. These women are as unique as their buildings: Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin and many others.
  6. "Women's Work" in Crafts - Women are engaged in glassmaking, pottery, wood carving and a multitude of other endeavors. Beatrice Wood, Toots Zynsky and many, many, more.

Course # S6F3 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Fridays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2016
Time:11:30 - 1 PM
Fee:$51 / member; $76 / non-member

Course # S4F4 — First 4 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Fridays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15 2016
Time:11:30 - 1 PM
Fee:$34 / member; $54 / non-member

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Men of Passion

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

The great painter Pierre Bonnard once said, “One can find beauty in everything.” While this is true, an artist must be inspired to represent the loveliness one sees, hears or dreams. Inspiration comes unannounced and recognizing that moment of epiphany is necessary and vital to the creation of art. One can never predict when that spark will occur and so, the artist must face life with senses wide open to receive that gift.

Update (5/16/2016): The order of lecture one and two have been switched. The lecture on Amedeo Modigliani will be held on May 17, while the lecture on Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci will be held on May 24.
Six Lectures
  1. Amedeo Modigliani and Friends - In the early 1900s, Montmartre was the place to be.
  2. Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci - Geniuses at work.
  3. Degas, Balanchine and the Ballet - Dance is the sculpture of space.
  4. Rudolf Valentino - He had a princely bearing that belonged to him alone.
  5. Isamu Noguchi - He took sculpture outside of the galleries and gave it a central place in our lives.
  6. Cole Porter and George Gershwin - New Music is born in the "Jazz Age."

Course # SUT6 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21 2016
Time:1:30 - 3 PM
Fee:$51 / member; $76 / non-member

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 Last Modified 2/12/15