I love to share what I do and am available to teach classes and workshops. I've taught workshops on Field Sketching and Adobe Creative Suite for adults. I can customize these workshops to specific needs or do something new. I encourage you to get in touch with me. To learn more about my classes for youth see Artists in Schools.
Sketching from life, preferably in the field when weather permits, is the heart and soul of my practice as an artist. Spending time outside with your sketchbook is a unique way to interact with the landscape and to study nature. Field sketching is also a wonderful medium for sharpening observation skills and for building a visual vocabulary.
A typical workshop covers materials and techniques for working quickly in the field as well as exercises for drawing accurately from life. Students focus on the landscape up close and far away, explore how to tell stories, and keep a journal of informative observations. There is no experience necessary to participate in a field sketching workshop and all levels are welcome.
Some Places I've Taught:
Field Sketching Workshops for the Fungus Festival in Cordova (Two 3-hour workshops), 2018
Science Illustration for the Juneau Icefield Research Program, 2017 and 2018
Natural History Field Sketching and Journaling at the Wrangell Mountains Center (2-5 day workshops), 2015, 2014, 2013
Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez (2-day workshops), 2013 and 2018
Alaska Folk School in Talkeetna (2 day workshops), 2013 and 2017
Petersburg Rainforest Festival, series of youth and adult field sketching workshops, September 6-8 2013
Field Sketching for Wildland Studies College Semester Program hosted by the Wrangell Mountains Center, 2010 and 2012
Cordova Historical Museum, in conjunction to solo show
Valdez Museum, in conjunction with a solo show
Alaska State Museum, Afternoon workshop for youth in conjunction to solo show
Design workshop with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesgin with the Copper River Watershed Project and Wrangell St-Elias National Park and Preserve