I love to learn, teach and to experience the learning of others in action. There is nothing better than that moment when the light bulb sparks and something clicks for the first time. On this page you will find an offering of both online and in person classes. I'm truly grateful to be on this journey of evolution with you.
Collaged Reflections, Discovering Your Inner Voice
Creativity is connection. Creativity is self-reflection. Creativity is a focused and directed energy that brings us out of our heads and into the essence of who we are. When we enter this space, we are free to explore through technique and intuitive play. It is with these thoughts in mind that the idea for this course came about. Spending time each day to be quiet through journaling can open us up in our art expression and practice. What stories can we tell through our art? What messages can we connect to? As an artist I desire to go deeper, to connect to that which lies within and to create from that place. In this course we will explore these things while also developing our technique through pencil sketching and painting the face, body and hands. Sketching is an essential practice in learning to connect and to see.
Acrylic Portraits, Watercolor Style
I have always been pulled to the face and I now know that comes from a desire to connect with others. I feel a purpose in connection to the subject, connection to the process and connection to the viewer. While I paint I am in communication with my subject. We are in our own world together. This is my vehicle for self expression and story telling. I have a desire to grow as an artist and that is what inspires me to keep moving forward. Each day is an evolution and I am grateful to be on this path as an artist.
In this course, we will be learning to see portraits in a deeper light. There are subtleties in the face that require greater focus to notice, and I will be your guide to help you see these subtleties as you paint your own portraits.
This workshop contains a warm-up activity, three main lessons, and one bonus project. We will complete a monochromatic painting, a full color-painting, and a painting that incorporates collaging. Each project will feature a different angle of the face, and the final project will be more in-depth. Below are samples of projects that we will complete, but are not exact pictures.
Online Group Classes