I have been teaching professionally since 1974; this includes teaching art since 1992. I love teaching art!
My goal here in the studio is to support the creative process for all students by providing an environment free of judgment with access to the highest quality materials, tools, equipment, and technical knowledge. My teaching style promotes self-confidence, problem-solving, and a sense of “I can do it!” in my students.
For me, the creative process is key, not necessarily the product. In my studio, incredible works of art have been created over the years because I support my students with their creative process rather than allowing them to anxiously anticipate the end product.
I truly believe that all of us are born to be creative. To create is to be human, and we have fun here because there is free expression for the urge to create. I have had amazing success with students young and old and all experience levels, from none to those with MFA’s!
In my studio there is no failure...only learning experiences! There are no “mistakes,” and we don't use the word “can't!” Just imagine the possibilities.