I teach classes in sun printing (cyanotype), fabric earring making and printmaking. You can see my upcoming classes here. My intentions for each class or workshop are to:
-Empower people to trust their visual and creative instincts, follow them and learn from them.
-Encourage play and pushing through the desire for perfection. I see this mostly in adults because kids are more trusting of themselves and are willing to experiment and explore to see what they can create. I love nudging adults to do that more through art making because it feels so freeing and exciting when you experience it!
-Encourage people to enjoy the process while also being focused on the outcome. Finding that balance is a beautiful way to continue to learn and grow.
-Teach people to notice opacity, composition, chemical reactions which look like magic, contrast, using different materials to create meaning in a final print and how to explore all of those things to develop your own artistic style over time.
-Encourage people to practice articulating what they like and don't like about the final piece as a way to develop a refined eye, understand and use artistic terms like "composition, opacity, depth, color, contract, etc" and to continue to grow and expand their creative identity, opinions and expression.
-Encourage and demonstrate the rewards of patience in a time when we all want immediate gratification.