Instructor: Allison Runyan
Allison Runyan is a Michigan-based artist and arts educator with a BFA and Teaching Certificate from the College for Creative Studies. Since graduating, Runyan has worked in various arts education programs including the Detroit Institute of Arts' Learning Studio, The Friendship Circle's Soul Studio, the Community Arts Partnership Detroit and Dearborn Public Schools. She is currently back at CCS as the Program Manager for the Precollege and Continuing Studies department where she is working with instructors and developing curriculum and new courses for youth, teen and adult artists and running their intensive student summer art programs.
Runyan is traditionally trained in the arts with experience in sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and multi-media art. Runyan's art has always been inspired by the idea of "play" and "child-like fun". Along with collage and material exploration, she is most known for her visually encompassing assemblage sculptures made from found objects and her multi-layered works on paper using vibrant colors and engulfing patterns.