Conni Gordon Supports Education Series at NSU Art Museum
At age 93, Conni Gordon shows no signs of slowing down or retiring. Her love of art is contagious and she has no qualms about giving art lessons on the spot.
Conni’s most recent venture will create through a bequest the Conni Gordon Education Series at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Conni’s legacy gift to NSU will help realize her philanthropic goal of educating people within the South Florida community through the NSU Art Museum. Conni says her vision of teaching art and creative thinking through her “TILS” Technique (Think-it, Ink-it, Link-it and Synch-it) and NSU’s vision of realizing potential go “hand in hand.”
Her career in entertainment began early when she was in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. During this time, she taught over 50,000 Marines in each class to create art in minutes. This experience produced the now patented Conni Gordon 4 Step Art Method.
Her art education was completed at Columbia University and Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France. She has published several books on art and creative thinking with her 4 Step “TILS” Technique, and many of them are used in classrooms and for training CEOs. Further, the Guinness Book of World Records has recognized Conni as “the World’s Most Prolific Art Creative Motivator,” having taught over 17 million people in person in 80 countries. Conni has said, time and time again, “Anyone can be an artist. You just have to think creatively.” She has even taught famous individuals how to paint, including Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Bonnie Hunt.