An important part of my experience has been the teaching of art classes in my home studio for almost a decade in the 90’s-2000's. I have to admit that when I moved back to the Island in 2004 I was burned out. I tackled that by concentrating on painting long hours, honing my skills and avoiding all but one or two classes a year. I really do have a passion for teaching and am happy to be giving back with gusto!!
As a self educated painter, I have over 30 years experience working through different styles, mediums and techniques. I have gathered a wealth of knowledge in my amazing journey that I am excited to pass along. Its like opening a treasure chest chock full of painting tidbits when I am in front of the class. It never ceases to amaze me how much I have tucked away in there over the years!
A this point I offer two different styles of instruction:
I have designed my !Paint Day! sessions for participants who have never painted or have very little experience. These sessions are my own creation, blending the popular "Paint Night" type session with an artist led Acrylic painting class. All supplies are included and these are a great way to dip your toes in the water!
In my other classes I teach my personal techniques in order to give participants who have acrylic experience new tools and methods to improve their own work. While I like to have "everyone on the same page" by using the same reference for the class, I absolutely encourage all to work within their own style while trying out the new 'tools' I demonstrate. Participants must have their own supplies.
I am always open to new ideas or locations so please do not hesitate to email me any suggestions.