Petals & Portraits


Full Bloom


An Online Mix Media Course in Portraits, Abstract, Collage and Art Journaling. Instant Access!

Full Bloom is a mix media course where we celebrate the enchanting world of flowers. They will inspire us to create beautifully textured backgrounds, luminous portraits, and abstract figures and flowers while developing a rich creative practice.



The Painted Camellia

I'm thrilled and honored to be a guest teacher on the Ivy Newport Creative Network. The classroom is now open and you will have lifetime access. 

In this course we will look to the camellia for our inspiration. I will share my philosophy about when the smallest glimmer of an idea tugs at your brain take notice, write it down,  nurture it, devote yourself to it and allow it to become your North Star.  A beautiful process that will open you to inspiration and ultimately become the creative bridge that will give form and meaning to your art.  My spark was a simple flower, the camellia and I would like to share my process and techniques with you

We will explore Art Journaling, Charcoal Portraits, Mixed Media Portraits and Abstract Figures. To lean more or register visit Ivy's Creative Network today.

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Beautiful Paper

Art Journaling and Mixed Media Workshop

Beautiful Paper is an in person, one day art journaling and mixed media workshop located in Downtown Ann Arbor. 

In this nurturing art class, we begin by experimenting with art supplies, color and collage.  Explore gorgeous art materials like, acrylic paints, soft pastels, charcoal, inks water color pencils and more. Create beautiful collage papers out of new and vintage papers, build layers of color and create rich textures on the pages of your journal. Inspiring exercises that will help you move past resistance and the dreaded blank page. Finally, create a series of small abstract collage pieces inspired by the pages of your art journal.


The Poetry of Nature

A peaceful, two day art retreat where we will relax, connect with nature, and open ourselves to create meaningful art work using mix media materials.

Over the course of this two day retreat we will explore beautiful art supplies like charcoal, graphite, watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oil pastels. Using collage, gesso and acrylic paint, we will create beautifully textured backgrounds in our art journals, make a stand alone piece of abstract art using your favorite supplies and mark making.  Create a beautiful, small field journal that can be tucked into a purse or bag to record all your creative ideas. Gather natural materials and create one of a kind mark making tools that will add unique marks to your art. Look at the colors you love and put together a successful color palette for your work.





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