I am an artist and art teacher who loves working with people of all ages to inspire creativity. I work in primarily in mixed media collage but I also love to paint, draw, make prints, and experiment with media, both 2-D and 3-D.
I have been involved in art education for many years, working in public schools, museums, and educational programs at all levels, from early childhood through adult. I am inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education and also my colleagues in the choice-based art education community. My elementary art classroom at Williams-Cone School in Topsham, Maine is a hive of creative activity where children have permission to work and grow as artists. I joined the teaching staff at Williams-Cone in the fall of 2016 on a part-time basis after working in the Augusta Public Schools for eleven years.
I am happy to offer short or longer term workshops for children and/or adults based on the specific interests and needs of the audience. I like to personalize each workshop by learning about the specific context and how I can support members of your community in reaching your goals.