Art & Soul Portland

March 10-17, 2019

My first year teaching at Art & Soul Portland was awesome! My students created a whole bunch of bright, luscious, textured art pieces in their journals, made unique collage papers, played with a variety of techniques and materials and constructed some amazing, upcycled art journals! I had a blast getting to know some new students and seeing some faces from other retreats! It’s a truly remarkable experience and I hope you’ll join us sometime!

Art & Soul Virginia Beach, VA

October 1-7, 2018

My second year teaching at Art & Soul Virginia Beach was amazing! My students made some awesome art and we all learned something new and made artsy, lifelong friends. See you next year at the NEW location in Ocean City, MD, October 6-10, 2019! Registration is happening NOW!

Art Unraveled, Phoenix, AZ

August 7, 2018

I had such an amazing time teaching at Art Unraveled!  My students were awesome and made amazing portraits!  They experimented with mark-making, creating layered collage backgrounds and drawing beautiful, expressive faces.  They also had a great time creating their own unique collage paper and playing with new materials and techniques! I’m excited to return to Art Unraveled July 30-August 6, 2019! Registration is open! Sign up today!

Art & Soul Colorado Springs

May 29-June 3, 2018

What an amazing week of workshops, special events, meeting students & making new friends!  I LOVED teaching at Art & Soul at their newest location: Colorado Springs!  My students were awesome and they made such lovely, unique works of art!  I'm excited to return to Colorado Springs in 2019Registration is happening NOW!

Art & Soul Virginia Beach

October 1-7, 2017

I had an awesome time teaching workshops at Art & Soul Virginia Beach!  My students were awesome and created a ton of beautiful work!  I'm so proud of their work--many had never drawn faces before or were new to mixed media and art journaling!  I'm excited to be teaching at the new location in Ocean City, Maryland in October, 2019!  Registration is happening NOW!

Workshops @ Craftfusion

June 10, 2017  Craftfusion, Mesa, Arizona

I had a wonderful day of teaching at CraftFusion in Mesa, AZ!  I had two groups of students; one in the morning where we worked on abstract collage backgrounds and another in the afternoon where we concentrated on drawing portraits onto mixed media backgrounds in our art journals.  Both classes were so much fun and as always it was a joy to teach my lovely groups of students some new techniques in building up messy layers and drawing simple yet stunning portraits!  I should be returning to teach soon, so keep an eye out for new class offerings in the fall of 2017!

Weekend workshops @ Art Lounge on 101

June 3 & 4, 2017 Art Lounge on 101, Encinitas, CA

I returned for a second weekend at Art Lounge on 101 in Encinitas and my students made AMAZING artwork!  I'm so proud of and inspired by them!  We explored how to make our own collage paper using oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint and stencils.  We also sketched beautiful portraits and created lush layers with collage, oil paintsticks, stamps, and more.  

Weekend Workshops @ Art Lounge on 101

March 4 & 5, 2017   Art Lounge on 101 in Encinitas, California

We explored a ton of background techniques using a variety of art media (oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint, stencils, collage--just to name a few!) I love how everyone's paintings came out so different and unique.  We dripped, splashed, smudged, smeared, collaged, and painted with found objects--it was a LOT of fun!

Marvelous Mixed Media Backgrounds

June 5, 2016   Private Workshop in San Jose, California

I had an amazing group of ladies gather to learn all about mixed media collage.  We made our own collage paper with paint, stencils and oil pastels on deli paper.  Then we prepped and collaged a 6x6 canvas with our own unique papers and bird images and words of our choosing.  Everyone's piece came out so unique and straight from the heart.  Most of the students had never participated in a mixed media class before and everyone walked away with amazing artwork!

March 13, 2016   Private workshop in South San Francisco, California

I led a workshop for the Bay Area Art Sisters group where we explored layering acrylic paint and oil pastels as we created our own fantastical creatures and imaginary landscapes.  We painted with our hands (!!) mixed our own colors and got downright messy! We painted over layer after layer, keeping areas we loved and taking chances by being fearless and covering up and transforming other areas of the canvas to create something new and exciting!

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