Art and Creativity Teacher
Living part of my mission as a catalyst for change requires me to make myself available on a limited basis as a mentor teacher of art and/or creativity. I specialize in helping students tap into their creative expression through emotional and technical exploration of the visual arts. I am particularly adept at teaching skills of drawing, pencil, pen, watercolor, colored pencil, mixed media, acrylic painting, both 2D and 3D mixed media. As a community college-level credentialed art teacher, I have taught art and creativity off and on for over 30 years in both school and community settings. I have taught at community colleges, public and private schools, community centers, hospitals, correctional facilities and small public classes.
As well as teaching art skills, though, I guide individuals through the blossoming of their own creative expression. To me, it’s not just being a teacher of rote skills that matters. Art is the culmination of a spiritual seeking. A sacred act, it provides a doorway into the sublime. This journey, guided by the heart, is one of catharsis and deepening. Recently, I taught a series of cathartic art classes for NCADD, including: “Healing the Inner Child dolls,” “Art Journal through the 12 Steps with altered books”, “God Box birdhouses,” and “Masks we show the world.” I am always about instigating inner empowerment, creative development, and most of all JOY.
Current Class Offerings
These days my schedule feels more and more filled up, however, given the opportunity to connect and teach or advise an individual or small group, by request, I will shift my priorities. I’m always open to that.