Carrie Neumayer has a background in fine art, painting, editorial illustration, comic art, and art education. She currently holds a MAT in Art Education from the Univeristy of Louisville and a BFA in Fine Arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She teaches in UofL’s College of Education and Human Development and regularly illustrates for Louisville Magazine. Other clients include Bitch Magazine, Rethinking Schools, Kentucky Monthly Magazine, University of Louisville, Why Louisville, and Preservation Louisville. Carrie recently spent a month in Kazakhstan with the US Department of State’s Arts Envoy program as a teaching artist-- working with students to create murals that were displayed at the international contemporary art festival, ARTBAT 6.
What do you hope your students take away from your class?
I want to give students a better understanding of what’s involved in having a career in the field of illustration. I want to guide students to explore and develop their own style and aesthetic and eventually self-direct their own creative interests. I’d like to instill a greater sense of confidence in using programs like Adobe Photoshop while sharing the excitement of what can happen when you combine hands-on art tools with the digital art tools. Ultimately, I want students to develop a portfolio of artwork that they are proud of!
What is your favorite thing to teach and why?
I really enjoy teaching all art forms, but sequential art and narrative art might be my favorite. It’s exciting to watch students’ imaginative stories begin to take form. I love seeing the kinds of original and expressive characters that emerge from students’ brains!