“Lisa is well-known in our community as a passionate and dedicated teacher and artist. We are thrilled to have her leading our arts education program here at DACO,” says Executive Director Jason Crabill. “Whether she is running our children’s summer camp programs or meeting with her group of loyal Wednesday Watercolor students, Lisa puts a special touch on everything she does. We are looking forward to bringing new and innovative education programming and partnerships to DACO under Lisa’s leadership.”
Schorr brings to DACO a strong foundation of art skills, which take many varied forms. She found her gift at a young age, channeling her creativity into painting, among other mediums, and as a hairstylist. After giving teaching a try, she knew she had found her passion. She studied with many artists to continue to build her foundation.
“Anything that makes people light up is my favorite thing to teach,” Schorr says. “No matter what I am teaching, if (the students) are enjoying it, it’s worth every minute.”
Schorr’s responsibilities include developing an ongoing art education curriculum, hiring teaching artists and instructors and coordinating partnerships with local schools and organizations. She will also create educational opportunities that enhance each DACO exhibition.
“I feel very privileged to be such an integral part of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio,” says Schorr. “We have such a deep-rooted history here, but we are also working with the future. Kids and young adults are learning new things here.”
Among her goals in her new role are introducing new classes in areas that DACO has not recently explored and ensuring that the community feels home at DACO.
“I want as many people as possible to experience art education at DACO and learn something new or improve their artistic skills. Maybe they will even discover something new inside of them,” says Schorr.