Lisa Underwood

Lisa UnderwoodArea of instruction at CPCC:
AVO 8558 - Basic Drawing Techniques

AVO 8668 - Basic Drawing Revisited

About me: Memories of fulfillment come to mind when I think of creating art as a child. I remember feeling content and excited all at once; my art had a positive effect on me. Emotions and stories are captured in my illustrations, paintings and collages. To me, art is a reflection of people and places and knowing how much creating art contributes to my own well-being compels me to bring this opportunity to others. As a teaching artist, I provide creative programs for individuals and the workplace to enhance productivity and build self-awareness. As Director of Mainstream Creative, I strive to promote the therapeutic benefits of self-expression.




Career accomplishments:

    • Bachelor of Science in Textile Design from State University College at Buffalo, N.Y. in 1981
      • Exhibitions of original artwork in juried group shows and individual shows
        • Original artwork displayed and sold at various retailers and galleries

          Experience in your field:

          My extensive art career, which spans more than 25 years, has allowed me to reach out to a broad range of students. I promote the arts by facilitating a variety of creative workshops for corporate groups and individuals.


          • Charlotte Art Society
          • Charity League of Charlotte
          • Art Volunteer at local hospitals
          • Educational Volunteer of the Year (2000) for the Shelter for Battered Women
          • Director of Mainstream Creative