Living Desert University


Living Desert University offers art classes to inspire the creative side in all of us. Below you will find just a sampling of our talented Art instructors!

Cash Baxter
His interest piqued at age three by his beloved journalist/painter grandmother, Cash became the youngest student of Chicago Art Institute's Roy Keister. At age 14, Baxter was invited to spend time studying with master illustrator, Norman Rockwell. At Southern Methodist University, where he exhibited in university shows, he studied painting with Jerry Bywaters, a founding member of the 1930's pace-setting artists, the "Dallas Four," and was given two one-man shows by The Shuttles Galleries. His work now appears in galleries and private collections throughout the U.S., Germany and South Africa.

Elizabeth Green
Local Artist Ellizabeth Green, has been creating gourd art for nearly 20 years. Exploring the culture, history and uses of gourds and as a decorative medium, has inspired the nature and cultural themes of her designs. She has participated with the Living Desert, Idyllwild Nature Center, Joshua Tree National Park and Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument events and classes. Currently living in Idyllwild to study the visual arts, she loves to teach the basics of creating art from a gift from nature. She is an award winning artist and community events supporter.

For information on specific classes,please download our current catalog.