My Creative Resume

Designer, Demonstrator and Teacher of Decorative Painting and Crafts. Have taught and demonstrated on local, national and international levels. Coordinated, designed and taught manufacturer’s workshops at Trade Shows. Design in a range of media including, but not limited to: paint, clay, jewelry, paper, calligraphy, DIY and basic crafts. Have a strong interest in international painting and crafts. Have studied with German, Austrian, Dutch, British and Russian teachers in their native countries.

Demonstrated for: Plaid, Delta, Amaco, Fiskars, Mark Richards, McGill, Kelly’s Crafts, American Traditional Stencils, I Love to Create, Aleene’s, Jacquard, Eagle Brush, Crayola, Sargent Arts, The Stencil Collection, Atelier de Paris

Demonstrated at: HIA, ACCI, CHA, HIA Euro, SDP National Conventions, HOOT, NY State Fair, Ohio State Fair, Scrapfest @ Mall of America, Distributors and Retail stores.

Teaching experience: Lived in Germany for two years and taught students from the international community there. Taught children and adults in a retail store in Mumbai, India. And Japanese students in my home studio. Taught Adult Continuing Education classes for many years. Have taught students from ages 2 to 92 in a variety of programs in the US and abroad.

Have taught at: HIA, ACCI, CHA, HIA Euro, SDP National Conventions, HOOT Conventions, New England Traditions Convention, SDP chapters, Distributors,Retail stores, Elementary Schools, Senior Centers, Continuing Education classes, Scout events, elementary school Colonial Days

Certifications: I hold industry certifications in several areas (I guess that makes me certifiable)! :o)

  • Certified Craft Designer (CCD)
  • Certified Professional Demonstrator (CPD)
  • Certified Professional Teacher of Crafts (CPT)
  • Tombow Techniques Certified


  • Designer Member of AFCI , serve as the Committee Lead for the AFCI Designers Directory
  • Society of Decorative Painters
  • Hudson Valley Tole and Decorative Painters Chapter of SDP


  • Outstanding instructor”-Marie McGraw
  • Patt Bell was well prepared, organized and patient.”-Jennifer Hawkins
  • Always well prepared.”Jackie Ketchel
  • I learned so much, and it was fun.”-Joan Lipscomb
  • She made it seem so easy.”-Deb Kean
  • This is the way classes should be run!”-Wendy Hart
  • Patt Bell’s Strokework class was great!”-Mary Ann Richards