[Welcome to the big black pig studio
where Linda Carson makes art and
misses her students a lot!]
  • Linda teaches art, essays about how and why I do what I do
  • The Painting Lesson, a great big illustrated glossary of all the words used by painting teachers (including some French and Italian as necessary)

[Pretty picture:
There was a big black cow on the
bathroom wall at the big black pig studio]

  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

[Pretty picture:
At the previous big black pig studio,
there were the cave paintings in the bathroom]

""Artists," [my thesis advisor] said, "are people who say, 'I can't fix my country or my state or my city, or even my marriage. But by golly, I can make this square of canvas, or this eight-and-a-half-by-eleven piece of paper, or this lump of clay, or these twelve bars of music, exactly what they ought to be!'" Kurt Vonnegut

The big black pig studio is where Linda Carson makes art.

Apologies to everyone in search of art classes, but right now I'm doing all my teaching at the University of Waterloo and just don't have time for teaching any other classes.

The new degree program I helped develop at UW is a one-of-a-kind teaching opportunity, but I miss you every single day. Thanks for making me a better teacher, and remember . . .

There are fewer rules than you think

  1. Don't put down anyone's work, especially your own.
  2. Don't lick the brushes.
  3. No adult slave labour.
  4. You can quit but you can't whine.

    And what makes you think there's only one right answer?

You can still contact linda at bigblackpig dot com (that's Linda, the person behind the pig).