- Departments:Community & Continuing Education Instructor
Trish Harding has over 20 years of experience teaching through her own studio (currently "Studio UFO" in Bellingham) and over eight years at Whatcom and WWU. Trish is a world class, award-winning doll artist as well as a watercolorist, acrylic painter, and chalk pastelist. However, she believes that her greatest expertise is in figure drawing which see also enjoys the most.Trish shows regularly in the area and has been affiliated with many local benefits through the years such as Heartworks, Evergreen AIDS Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Arthritis Foundation, and the Mt. Baker Theatre Renovation Project. Her piece "Chrysalis" can be viewed in the lobby of the Mt. Baker Theatre.
Trish Harding attended Western Washington University and graduated from The Academy of Art College, San Francisco, in Fine Art, Advertising and Illustration. She obtained her Master's Certificate in Doll Sculpting from the Jack Johnston Academy of Dollmaking. She is a member of the NW Pastel Society, NW Watercolor Society, and American Watercolor Society.
Trish and her musician husband, Tom Harding, have been married for 20 years and have raised five children. Trish spends most of her leisure time in creative pursuits now that all her children are grown. She travels regularly to South Dakota where she and her husband have a second home, and attends as many art workshops and art exhibits as time permits.