Teaching Artist

I teach classes in sun printing (cyanotype), fabric earring making and printmaking. You can see my upcoming classes hereMy 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.

Check out my upcoming classes or contact me to talk about possible collaborations! 

Emma Freeman teaching a sun print cyanotype workshop at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's Family Day 2016. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Emma Freeman teaching a sun print cyanotype workshop at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's Family Day 2016. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Student at Minneapolis Institute of Art's sun print workshop. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Student at Minneapolis Institute of Art's sun print workshop. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Student at Minneapolis Institute of Art's sun print workshop. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Student at Minneapolis Institute of Art's sun print workshop. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Student at Minneapolis Institute of Art's sun print workshop. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Student at Minneapolis Institute of Art's sun print workshop. Image courtesy of Mia. 

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids and adults. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids and adults. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids and adults. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com

Emma leading a sun print cyanotype activity to kids and adults. Photo by www.brucesilcoxphotography.com