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Patty Berns teaching art workshops in Los Angeles

Patty Berns

Artist, graphic designer, illustrator, teacher & mentor

While earning my BFA at California Institute of The Arts Graphic Design School; I also studied four years of figure drawing and caricature in the CalArts Disney Character Animation Program.

I am a Wasserman Scholar and recipient of the Santa Barbara Ad Club Scholarship award.

My career began at Image West Ltd. Hollywood creating hand drawn images and storyboards for video animation effects. Later, I was hired at Universal Pictures publicity to create 'movie poster ad slicks', precision line art and print ads. My big break as a graphic designer came, when I joined the publicity team at MCA Records, to promote popular recording artists for Al Ebner, vp of publicity for Universal.

I established Patty Berns Art, creating hand-drawn logos, lettering, illustration and publicity. While raising our two boys, I began teaching art, part time at Roosevelt Elementary. I currently offer group workshops and private lessons. I also mentor young artists in the Los Angeles area to prepare them for college entrance. Thanks for visiting!

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