Opening Receptions are
from 5:30-8:30 pm,
unless otherwise noted.
Deena S. Ball is a teaching and exhibiting fine artist in the Philadelphia area. Current exhibitions are primarily watercolor landscapes, many of which use a textured ground on Strathmore Plate Bristol, Ampersand Board or Yupo synthetic paper. She exhibits in numerous galleries throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as art festivals, juried and invitational nationwide shows. Most recently her work was included in the National Watercolor Society's exhibition in California. Deena's innovative watercolor paintings have been published in Splash 12 and Splash 13. An article about her paintings and techniques appeared in Watercolor Artist Magazine in 2012 and a second article is pending publication in late 2013.
As a teaching artist, Deena has experience instructing all ages and abilities. Her classes for adults encompass topics from basic watercolor techniques, color and composition, and drawing, to experimental watercolors. In addition to her regular teaching, Deena also gives workshops, talks and demonstrations to various art organizations.
Deena maintains a diverse regular teaching schedule in the Philadelphia area. She teaches adults with special needs through the Wayne Art Center's Broaden the World program as well as at the Delaware County Housing Authority. Deena is the art teacher at the St. James School, an independent middle school for traditionally underserved youth in North Philadelphia. In addition, she teaches children's classes at many area art centers. Her mixed media classes usually combine science, geography, or history with art, in keeping with her philosophy that art is everywhere.
Deena received her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and continued her studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Tyler School of Art. She studied for several years at Domenic DiStefano's studio and continues to take a variety of workshops, both in watercolor techniques and other media.