Valerie Dearing was born into a family of artists, including her grandmother and mother, both painters. She studied art at The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Crafts, The Cranbrook Academy of Art, and The University of Michigan. Valerie has taught at several university art departments as well as public and private elementary and middle schools in Maryland. She has also taught art to children in Mexico and India.Since 2005 Valerie has taught spiritual art classes to the staff at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck New York such as "Painting the Chakras","Making Mandalas", "Sumi Ink Painting", and "Nature as Art."

Valerie also teaches art and yoga at retreats in Central America during the winter and is co-teaching a special wellness retreat and workshop in Costa Rica in February 2017, "The Art and Science of Wellness - Botanicals, Art, and Meditation." This wonderful retreat, located in an idyllic natural setting in the rainforest, focuses on creating art, yoga, meditation, and discovering the healing powers of plants. Click here for more information about this spiritual and artistic retreat to revitalize your soul.

Valerie Dearing is available to teach classes at your location and also has her artwork available for exhibition and sale.

She can be contacted by phone or email.

Telephone 330.397.1250


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