Barbara Gerdeman studied Advertising Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and after graduation, worked in the field for 1-1/2 years before leaving to start a successful freelance career that eventually grew into a mural and decorative painting business. In addition, Barbara is the Youth Program Coordinator here at the Art Center Sarasota where she works with the Education Director to organize our Summer Art Camp, our fall and winter Saturday youth programs and our Slice of Art field trip program. Barbara is currently exploring photography and mixed media art to foster her creativity.