The Press Room

Official bio + media kit.

Margaret Welty is that rare combination of artist and mentor who can coach even the best, yet humbly guide the novice into competence and confidence.
Mark Bryan, co-author of The Artist's Way at Work
[Margaret’s instruction] made me feel very excited, and able to accept myself through art. This means freedom of expression for me and to let go of things I cannot control... watercolor is such a release!
— Emily Brooks, pre-teacher education college student




Margaret Welty is a passionate believer that the profound benefits of making art are available to anyone. As an art professor at Folsom Lake College for 25+ years, she has taught thousands of students — maybe of whom claimed to have no artistic talent, no creativity at all — to draw, and to draw well. Margaret has continued to focus on developing methods of teaching drawing and creativity that were inventive while being very productive for her students. Margaret Welty has a BA and MA in studio art from California State Fullerton.