[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]

"If you are at home reading a book and have to go to the bathroom, you stop reading and go, or you take the book with you. Yet, remarkably, few theater practitioners or theorists note that at any given time a good portion of any audience has to go to the bathroom... The poor audience must sit still. The playwright, unlike poet or novelist, must make the audience want to sit still... This is the major difference between dramatic and other forms of literature." — David Ball

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).