Freddie's On the Job
| An Artistic Dream
Richard invited Joyce, Judy,
and Erika to his
home in Frankfort, Illinois after learning from
Cornerstone’s vocational manager Terry Ber that it
was their dream to meet a professional artist and
visit an art studio.
Three aspiring artists from Cornerstone
recently realized their dream of visiting a
professional artist studio and learning how
to assemble their own portfolio, thanks to
artist Richard Schmidt.
“He had a beautiful house,” said Joyce. “It makes me
happy that I saw a real artist and he liked my
Schmidt also reviewed their artwork and gave them
advice on matting and framing. He showed them where
and how to sign their art so the signature blends in
with the piece. Most importantly, he encouraged them
to seek out local places to exhibit their work.
“We showed him our artwork and he said we are real
artists!” added Erika. “It was outstandingly
wonderful, outstandingly great! I am just the
happiest woman you can ever imagine in the world!
“He liked my drawings,” said Judy. “I gave him one
of my drawings.
Richard and his wife Betty gave the three visitors
and staff member Terry Ber a tour of his home studio
to see where he works. At the end of the tour, he
presented the visitors with matted prints of one of
“Richard said ‘You gave me one of your drawings so
I’ll give you one of mine!’” added Joyce. “I was
happy to see his work and he gave me one of his
Joyce also offered some advice of her own to anybody
with a similar dream: “I would tell everybody that
can draw to do your best!”
“His pictures that he painted were really, really
beautiful!” added Judy. “I was very happy to meet
the artist and his wife Betty and to see his
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