I consider my work a series of reactionary attempts to express myself utilizing the abstract language of texture, shape, color and line. I am constantly mindful of how the use of it expresses emotional energy. My work is a concerted response to nature. This doesn’t mean I am trying to reproduce what I see, the work is an impulsive act that fulfills my need to create. Compositional explorations are centered in the ideology of finding catharsis of body and mind. I have an innate need to connect with nature in order to center myself. I express the theme of this transformation intuitively. This lends itself to making work that is completely reactive and without preconceived expectations.
My teaching is based on a belief that learning should be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in their own learning process. My approach involves utilizing my vast experience and knowledge of art, to put the necessary resources in the hands of my students.
Activities are to be based on the questions: Does this enable my students to understand the concept? Does this help guide my students on their journey to reach the learning objective?
My teaching practices should empower students to build their skills, and help them realize their potential.
I am offering classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, and metalsmithing for jewelry, printmaking, and open studio.
Please take the introductory workshops before proceeding with the following, more difficult ones. Otherwise, arrive with the required experience you will need to keep the whole class moving along efficiently for all students.
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