Sandra Paynter Washburn is a professional artist and art educator who maintains a studio in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. Her studio work has evolved to include acrylic painting, mixed media on panel, canvas and paper, 2- and 3-D assemblages, metal-smithing and jewelry making. From 2012 to 2014, Sandra has mounted five solo shows and participated in several juried group exhibitions. Her painting and experimental mixed media classes are widely recognized learning opportunities throughout Tennessee and the southeastern U.S. She has taught workshops and classes for the Tennessee Art Education Association, Tennessee Tech, Watkins Design Institute, Tennessee Watercolor Society, Knox County Art Teachers Association, Arrowmont School, Tennessee Art League, Hunter Museum of American Art, and the Association of Visual Artists in Chattanooga, among others.Her work and working methods have been featured in The Artists Magazine, Chattanooga Magazine and Chatter Magazine. Sandra is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor and Tennessee Watercolor Society, where her aqueous acrylic paintings have won numerous awards. Sandra currently teaches mixed media workshops, plus drawing and exploratory acrylic classes at Art Creations at Hamilton Place in Chattanooga. She also freelances for art materials manufacturers such as Ampersand and Strathmore, giving product demonstrations in venues around the southeast. Sandra earned a BFA in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where her studio concentrations were painting and fibers.