Ever After | Swan Lake

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Every After” is a four month long mixed media art and style development course with a fairy tale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam will be joined by 15 popular mixed media art teacher who will share beautiful fairy tale and myth inspired lessons with you. We will share how we developed our styles and how you too can find your own unique voice as an artist.

My chosen fairy tale is Swan Lake which also happens to be one of my favorite ballets as well. The story, music, costumes, stage and set designs will all play a big role in the development of my lesson. I will be sharing my charcoal techniques, step by step portrait layout, and how to combine acrylic paints with pastels to create a luminous portrait.

I hope you will join me this Summer and explore your style and story as an artist.


Petals & Portraits


An online course that explores creating portraits, expressive flowers and collage. Immediate Access

I love to add flowers to my artwork, especially my portraits. Portraits are my absolute favorite thing to draw and I enjoy sharing my techniques on this very challenging subject. In this class, I will take you on a step by step journey as we draw three different portraits.

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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.

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