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Michelle McCunney

Michelle McCunney teaches Drawing I: Focus on Perception, Watercolor I: Basic Techniques and Materials, Intermediate Watercolor, Introduction to Book Arts, and Introduction to Painting for the UC San Diego Extension Art and the Creative Process Professional Certificate.

She received a master's in visual arts from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (UNAM) in Mexico City and bachelor's in visual arts from the University of California San Diego. She has taught painting, drawing and illustration for university programs in Mexico and the US since 1988. Her work varies in format from artists' books to larger series on canvas and online episodic narratives, and often focuses on the natural environment.  

At the UC San Diego Extended Studies, Michelle has taught drawing, painting and book arts. When she is not teaching she enjoys playing blues and hiking with her family, always keeping an eye out for wildlife. She is working on a book about animal scientists.

Everyone has something interesting to say. The challenge is to express it in an intriguing way, with the right kind of texture.
- Michelle McCunney