Teaching Moments 1989-2019
Teaching art has been my passion since 1989. Upon completing a two year Intensive Studies Program at The Ottawa School of Art, I returned to St.John's, Newfoundland looking to build my art career.
I offered private lessons from my kitchen and quickly , a roster of students filled my schedule.
To begin group instruction, I secured a rental at The Newfoundland Career Academy and hit the ground running! All six classes filled and this began my teaching life. I became busy creating projects, course content and teaching approaches.
Two years later, I began teaching courses at the Continuing Studies Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland This would be the opportunity that brought recognition to my unique style of teaching, bringing in the highest number of registrations, the most highly attended classes, and highest revenue for an art instructor in the MUN program.
With public classes in tow, I began to teach small groups of adults from home. These clusters of students were like family, as every week, we fostered a learning atmosphere of joy and creativity, and there were copious amounts of tea, baked goods, artmaking and memorable connections..
In 2010, I moved to Ontario. I returned to Newfoundland periodically to teach out of a former student's studio with a set of workshops. This experience brought my teaching life full circle, to see a student succeed and give back by offering her studio space to house my teaching opportunities.
Flash forward to today...
Now residing in Mimico, I have been wanting and waiting to return to private instruction, empowering others to tap into creativity and learn the skills to make authentic art.
I am offering art coaching from my home studio, and also onsite home visits if preferred. This return to private art instruction is a welcomed coming home moment in my artist journey.
The art table is ready!
Enjoy learning the core foundation of drawing and painting through art lessons tailored to subject interest, exploration of techniques and approaches, and the pursuit of individual expression.
You can book packages of 4 or 6 hrs and choose your area of interest to explore.
You have the option to do them at my home studio (Mimico) or your location (South Etobicoke). A materials list will be provided upon booking but supplies are available in studio if missing a brush or specific color.
All bookings are non-refundable but come with a guarantee. My guarantee is jam packed content, with demos to show how to engage in process with confidence. I make art accessible and joyful in the discovery.
Purchase by credit card using links below or forward fee via email transfer or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I look forward to the art adventures ahead with you!
4 hrs / Art Instruction
4 hours of art instruction at artist home studio or your location.
each lesson requires a minimal one hour to maximize learning and must be used in a four week period. .
choose among 5 subjects: Drawing Basics, Drawing/Painting a Scenic, Drawing/Painting a Portrait, Portfolio Development, Exploring Color
these lessons are taught in my home studio or at your location if in the South Etobicoke area.
6 hrs / Art Instruction
6 hours of art instruction at artist home studio or your location.
Each lesson requires a minimal one hour to maximize learning and must be used in a six week period. Consider 4 lessons of 1.5 hrs to fulfill your 6 hours.
Choose among 5 subjects: Drawing Basics, Drawing/Painting a Scenic, Drawing/Painting a Portrait, Portfolio Development, Exploring Color
These lessons are taught in my home studio or at your location if in the South Etobicoke area.