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Louise Fischman received her BFA from Pratt Institute in New York and earned her teaching certificate at the University of Utah. She has also studied with the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With her artist-husband, Wayne Geary, Louise draws artistic inspiration from the land and the cultures of the Southwest, Mexico and Central America. Now a resident of Salt Lake City, Louise leads painting, sculpting and drawing classes for children, specializing in mural painting, papier mache sculpture and glass mosaic artworks. She emphasizes the therapeutic benefits of creating art and directs the Therapeutic Art Program at Primary Children’s Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Her approach is to integrate art with other content areas such as wildlife, natural history and cultural traditions. Louise is available for teacher training, extended projects, collaborations with other artists, and short-term activities.