Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Pat Bereskin is a native of Bettendorf, Iowa. She acknowledges her sight and artistic ability as gifts from God. The direction and encouragement that she received from the art teachers in the Bettendorf public school, created a lifelong dream to share her gift.
In 1977, after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, she entered the teaching profession and has taught art to children in grades pre-k through adult. For 15 years she and her family lived in Hinsdale, Illinois, where she studied with Caroline Lyford Catalano and Nina Weiss.
In addition to creating and showing her own artwork in Chicago and the midwest, she has been teaching Art for 25 years at her own school, Mrs. B’s School of Art, in Bettendorf, IA. As an “Artists in Residence” for the community school district she works with the art educators and brings in contemporary artists to inspire students. She also serves as an educator for the special needs community artists, “Inspiration Studios”.
Besides spending the summer teaching art camps and seminars, Pat has been studying in Italy each summer for the past 12 years. In 2013, she along with Dean Kugler and Jason Frank opened Atom Studio and Gallery in Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St., Davenport, IA 52801.