John Lettau

John H. Lettau was born February 12, 1929 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin a life-long "Cheesehead". Became a geometric design fanatic in the early 1960s. Graduated Kaukauna High School, 1947, BS University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1958 Administration & Supervision Masters; Cal Poly University. San Luis Obispo, California.                                                                            

1959 moved to Santa Maria, California as an educator with the Santa Maria Bonita Elementary School District. 33 years teacher, principal, and district level coordinator state and federal projects with classroom teaching including grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8. I always made sure I taught geometric design creation to all grade levels during art classes. In 1973 published Graph Paper Designs that was used in teaching geometric designs with hundreds of elementary students over the years.

My main art interests include anything that revolves around the area of geometric designs and geometric design creation. Over the past 60 odd years have created over 500 plus different geometric designs using various methods and materials. Spend many hours in the creation of cut paper barn quilt pictures.

After recently joining 2 local quilt guilds and was asked to do some barn quilt painting workshops which number 12 to date and more planned: I found a big interest in barn quilts by the two guild members. Thanks to the Swanton Arts Councils for allowing me to become part of this organization that promotes the arts...appreciate all you do for kids.