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Paul Glenshaw


Paul Glenshaw's lifelong passions over several disciplines all fuel the same goal: storytelling. His career covers classical drawing, aviation history, documentary filmmaking, STEM and STEAM education, exhibit design, and photography. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he is currently a drawing instructor for both the Smithsonian's Associate program and the McLean Project for the Arts; a frequent contributor to the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine; co-producer and co-writer of the PBS documentary Barnstorming; a commentator for NPR affiliate WYSO; STEM consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center, and a frequent guest lecturer for the National Park Service, a variety of museums, and universities. His photographs have appeared in Flying, Aviation Week & Space Technology, and The Washington Post Magazine. His most recent drawing exhibit was in Washington, DC at Covington and Burling in 2014. He is the author of the upcoming play To Swing Through the Sky, commissioned by George Mason University. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. More at

Artist Statement

Drawing should be as rigorous as it is fun. Building skill invariably leads to greater joy in both creating and appreciating art. More than anything, drawing is about learning to trust one's eyes as the incredible instruments they are. One should never worry about doing a bad picture—the paper can be recycled.