TEACHING

For the curious person, learning is part of everyday life. Each time we meet a new person, walk into a new place or step into the classroom, the potential for learning and teaching, is present.
Since 2009, I have worked with bright, young students entering their 1st year at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. We experiment with mark-making, re-learning how to draw. We test our skills with seemingly impossible design challenges, and celebrate when we succeed. In the past year, I have joined the Thesis Department at PNCA, working with students in their final year to refine the ideas, words and strategies surrounding their final projects. Additionally, I teach Continuing Education courses on textile design and natural dyes through our community outreach programs.

WildCraft Studio School is an extension of my personal studio, a creative space, tucked into the hills of White Salmon, WA. Opening in the Summer 2013, we will offer a variety of courses that integrate the practices of art, craft and sustainable living. Our vision is to create a space where these practices can live side by side, informing and expanding the approach to each discipline. The classes we choose to offer strive to embody this goal, by bring nature to studio work, aesthetics to the garden, and design-thinking to all projects. Through this integrated curriculum, we hope to dissolve the divisions that exist between art and everyday life.