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Lahna Neely

Lahna Neely


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Skills & Interests

  • Arts / Fine Arts (Advanced)
    My Master’s degree is in Ceramics. I wrote the curriculum and established a certificate program in Ceramics at Lord Fairfax Community College where I taught courses in wheel-throwing, hand building, glazing, firing and three-dimensional design for 20 years. I organized workshops at our college presented by local and nationally-known artist and art educators. I presented talks and workshops to student organizations and community groups and raised funds for new equipment through grants, community and private donations. I founded the Student’s Fine Arts League and the Ceramic Arts Guild. These were student service organizations that raised money through the sale of their work and donated money, time and equipment to the college. I also developed new courses in jewelry, sculpture and graphic design.
  • Arts / Art History (Advanced)
    I have taught courses in History of Western Art, American Art, American Architecture, American Folk Art, History of Interior Architecture and Decorative Arts and History of Crafts. I have taught these courses by lecture and independent studies. I am currently teaching History and Appreciation of Western Art online.


  • Shenandoah Arts Council
    Chairman of Publicity 06/1999 – 06/2000
  • Shenandoah Arts Council
    Member of the Executive Board 06/1997 – 06/2000
  • Blue Ridge Fine Arts League of the Virginia Museum
    Program Chairman 09/1994 – 09/1998

Education History

  • Master of Arts Ceramics (08/1976)
    James Madison University
  • Bachelor of Arts Art/English (06/1974)
    Shepherd University

Teaching Experience

  • Computer Graphics I and II (Current)
    • Lord Fairfax Community College – Art
    • This course focuses on creative concepts of visual design problem solving using the vector-drawing program Adobe Illustrator in the Windows environment. Part II introduces Adobe Photoshop.
  • History and Appreciation of Art I and II (Current)
    • Lord Fairfax Community College – Art
    • The history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting beginning with the prehistoric and following the mainstream of western art to the Renaissance and from the Renaissance to the present.

Honors & Awards

  • Artie Award for Fine Handcrafts, Shenandoah Art Council (06/1996)
    Award given annually for outstanding artwork.
  • Art Teacher of the Year, Higher Education Division (06/1993)
    Virginia Art Education Association, State and Northern Valley Regional Awards
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Ceramics (06/1989)
    Virginia State Board for Community Colleges


  • Lecturer III in Art (06/1972 – Current) Lord Fairfax Community College