I emphasize art as an important vehicle in learning and living for all ages. It is my passion to inspire others, make a lasting impression in their journey, and be living proof that whatever their goal may be, it is achievable.
Teaching is at the heart of my artistic being. I offer studio classes, online classes, and travel to teach in-person classes, workshops, and retreats. It is with great joy that I lead others on creative adventures and it is with great gratitude that I am inspired by these opportunities.
For over 25 years, I have taught both privately and as guest artist in commercial studios, schools, museums, arts councils, colleges, and a number of other venues in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
I have taught classes for adults and children in painting, pottery, glass fusing, drawing, paper art, mosaics, art journaling, mixed media, and eco-art. I inspire positive self-confidence in students and mentored rising artists.
As a college Adjunct Professor, I taught Ceramics 1 and facilitated student learning through an imaginative, higher level thinking approach. I wrote syllabus, composed project prompts, and provided hands-on teaching of techniques.
As a former classroom teacher in elementary and middle schools, I facilitated innovative teaching methods of covering the curriculum goals and objectives using art, technology, and hands-on interactive learning.
Favorite Teaching Moment
My favorite teaching moment is actually a moment that repeats itself during my workshops. It is when I am working with adults who, after years of their daily lives have left them feeling unimaginative and lacking creativity, have gone through their journey of art with me and have discovered that they are artistically expressive. They discover joy from within.
It is pure magic!