Over the past 20 years I've taught countless art and arts related
workshops, from encaustic workshops, to Painting level 2 at Algoma
University College, to 10 foot tall puppet workshops, to creative writing
and poetry, and so on. I'm an adaptable and resourceful teacher who's
committed to supporting the artist in the students I work with.
I think in some ways that you can't really teach art, but you can certainly
as a teacher create situations to support an artist's learning. I think
there's a lot to be said for the teaching that can happen just by working
side by side.
I love to teach workshops as a way of amplifying the impact of an art
show I'm bringing to a community.
My 100 Dresses painting projects include an opportunity for the public
to paint alongside me and even take part in the show.
I've undertaken major mural projects with schools, using glazing
techniques in acrylics, building colour up in layers and learning about it
that way. You can see murals like this, which I've undertaken
collaboratively with students, on Whitehorse Elementary school, in the
Dawson City Public Library, outside Johnson's Elementary in Watson
Lake, YT, and in the Chief Zzeh Gittlit School in Old Crow, YT, for