art classes

My goal has always been to share the calm and peace that I find out in nature, thru art. In a relaxed space, I will encourage you to explore your creative side. ALL are welcome, regardless of experience. Working in encaustics can be very therapeutic :) I have my MA in Art Education and my artwork is in public, private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Panama, Belgium, France and the UK.

What we’ll do
While visiting my art studio, you will learn the process and techniques that can be used in working with encaustics to paint. I will provide the encaustics and the tools, giving you the chance to try this art medium without having to invest in all of the needed supplies. I am an experienced artist and educator and together we will explore the medium; try different techniques AND have the opportunity to create a small painting to take home. You will be painting, so be ready to be a bit messy :) We will be using hot plates and heat guns. The material is notoriously spontaneous, so be prepared to have fun and go with the flow!

You can sign up for a 2hr intro class via Airbnb! Just click here! ( There are reviews and more information there as well :) If you would rather set up a class directly with me, that is fine too. Just send me an email, we will figure it out together. I am also happy to host different art classes: drawing, acrylic painting - just ask!

I believe that everyone has the ability to communicate through art. I really enjoy guiding people of all ages in finding the best way for them to get their ideas across. I have taught art in a variety of settings. 
Master of Arts, Art Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts
University of California, San Diego 

Relevant Teaching Experience
Art Instructor, DaisySky studio, WA
Encaustics Instructor, Airbnb 
Artist in Residence, Seattle Public Schools, WA
Art Instructor, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Art Instructor, St. Thomas Parish School, Waterford, WI
Art Instructor, Portland Artist's Guild, OR
Teaching Assistant, Art History, UCSD, CA