From a very early age, art has not only been a grounding anchor during times of change, it has also provided the map and compass for navigating the heart path.
Some of my most fulfilling moments have been in facilitating community art projects that invite public participation. Few things are as satisfying as when an adult approaches a canvas who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush since grade school, and their energy shifts from initial hesitation/reluctance, to becoming so completely absorbed in their work that their eyes start to twinkle.
In addition to teaching silk painting, I offer a number of other workshops and programs that explore the Venn diagram of creativity, contemplative practice, and connection with nature. Additional class offerings combine creative practices with movement and contemplative practices (guided meditation and breathwork, live music meditation, nature meditation). I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and children of various socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as developmental and physical disabilities, and draw a great deal of energy and fulfillment in working with diverse audiences.
Additionally, my life path, and personal relationship with art, has been deeply inspired and transformed by the work and philosophy of Julia Cameron's acclaimed bestseller The Artist’s Way. I incorporate Julia's teachings into my own teaching.