Teaching

A cool story about my Skateboard Art class at WyEast Middle School, Hood River, Oregon 2016.

Teaching Schedule 2020

Wildwood Academy  13 Railroad Street, Hood River, OR 97031 (541) 645-4281  https://www.wildwood-academy.org/educators

Teaching: Skateboard Art, watercolours, Fine Art with a focus on portrait drawing and painting in Acrylics, Brave Art for Youth to grade 6,7 and 8 students.

Art Circle Hood River- Private Lessons at my home studio: Homeschoolers and adults weekly study of drawing and painting the figure, landscape art, Fashion Design and illustration, Introduction to Sewing.

2 Day adult workshop in Hood River  “Colour Mixing workshop and Starting a Portrait Painting”  February 8th and 9th 

Teaching Schedule 2019

Wildwood Academy  13 Railroad Street, Hood River, OR 97031 (541) 645-4281  https://www.wildwood-academy.org/educators

Teaching: Skateboard Art, watercolours, Fine Art with a focus on portrait drawing and painting in Acrylics, Brave Art for Youth to grade 6,7 and 8 students.

Art Circle Hood River- Private Lessons at my home studio: Homeschoolers and adults weekly study of drawing and painting the figure, landscape art, Fashion Design and illustration, Introduction to Sewing

2 Day adult workshop in Hood River  “How To Start An Acrylic Painting”  October 5th and 6th

Henkle Middle School White Salmon, WA Mural art project with 30 students February 27-29

Brave Art for Youth private lessons with 6 grade six students April-May, Hood River, OR

Westside Elementary School Residency  9 @ 4′ x 2′ paintings with 60 students in three classes 

How I got started on Teaching

I discovered that I loved teaching in 2012 when the owner of art gallery and studio “Mind Unwind” in West Seattle where I was having a solo surf art show invited me to teach a class on my Opening night. I suggested “Skateboard Art” and over those following three lessons my  students showed me that not only did I have something to share but that it was so much fun to inspire youth to explore their creative potential. Then in April 2013, I was invited to conduct a one week after school  program teaching “Skateboard Art” to teenagers in Hood River, Oregon and discovered a whole new way to invite boys to art that wouldn’t normally be interested in it.

I taught for four years at Open Arts Studio in Tacoma, WA  teaching the adult programs: Drawing and Painting the Portrait, Drawing and Painting in Acrylics, Watercolours, Intuitive Art Journaling and for youth: Skateboard Art, Brave Art for Youth, and Fashion Art.  Since moving back to Hood River, Oregon I’ve been kept very busy with artist residencies at  middle schools courtesy of Arts In Education of the Gorge in Hood River, Oregon sharing my Brave Art for Youth and Skateboard Art programs and also at the Whistler Arts Council in B.C. Canada and retreats in Canada and Washington. I also offer private lessons in my home studio in Hood River, Oregon.