- Departments:Community & Continuing Education Instructor
Meredith Moench comes to Whatcom Community College after 20 years as an instructor for the University of Utah where she taught drawing, painting, design and interdisciplinary courses in creative process. She especially enjoys working with non-traditional students and those who consider themselves "not talented." Her approach to students has always been that anyone can learn to draw or paint, and that a student's progress has more to do with motivation and receptivity to learning than with any kind of innate talent. In addition to her 20 year academic teaching career, she has also been very active in community projects including the Utah Arts Festival, Artist in Schools residency program, and Art Space, an artists' work/live urban renewal project located in downtown Salt Lake City.
Meredith holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Utah. Her artwork has been shown extensively in galleries and public spaces in the Western United States and in Europe.
An experienced backpacker, Meredith spends as much time outdoors as possible. Her love of the natural world has expressed itself intimately in her garden, where she is developing native wildlife habitat, as well as in her political work for various environmental and peace causes. She views art as a highly individual life path and appreciates having the opportunity to help others discover the joy and personal expansion that art can bring to their lives.