Hello and welcome! I'm Emma Freeman, an enthusiastic artist, designer, teacher and thrifter living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
I am inspired by the stories colors tell with each other, the beautiful little creatures in this world, unexpected small moments of joy that I have, introspection and deep feelings, and being silly. I communicate in many creative languages including drawing, collage, cyanotype, painting, thrifting, photography and printmaking.
In addition to making art and collecting things, I teach art classes to kids and adults. I love encouraging people to be more creative and learn new skills, helping them to push past fears of imperfection and lies we tell ourselves like, "I'm not creative" and "I'm not an artist" and "I'm not good at this." I told myself those things for years too and they just get in the way of us being happy and our true selves. Creativity is innate in all of us. We have to feed it and cultivate it in order for it to thrive though and that's where classes come in.
I live with my wife, Kelly and our rescue dogs and cats in an old house in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I love being outside, drinking coffee out of a cute mug, wandering around thrift stores, listening to podcasts and reflecting, traveling, doing weird dances to Whitney Houston songs, talking about feelings and dreams with people and being sassy and silly. I cry when I hear the cello being played, I love puns and I feel a lot of feelings.
I grew up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with a very creative family.
I have a degree in Philosophy and Studio Art from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Thank you for being here,