I believe art allows people to express themselves creatively; art promotes individuality and bolsters self-confidence. Art can bring joy to a person's life. With those concepts in mind I strive for every learner to achieve a sense of accomplishment and pride in their artwork. My mission as a teacher is to have every participant meet their personal goals. I teach all ages but especially love lifelong learners; people who are doing something else with their lives and at some point wish to create thought-provoking visual representations. Witnessing their joy of discovery and sense of achievement is gratifying to observe. I learn a great deal from the people in my classes and have noticed that we all come away newly inspired and greatly enriched by our own work and by the creations of others.


Workshops and Studio Classes

Pastel Workshops held at Salmon Falls Gallery, Shelburne Falls, MA:

Past Workshops:
May 5, 2024, 1-3pm
June 24, 2023, 1-3pm
May 7, 2023, 1-3pm
April 16, 2023, 1-3pm
August 7, 2022  1-3pm
July 17, 2022  1-3pm
May 22, 2022  1-3pm
April 10, 2022 1-3pm
February 6, 2022 Sailor's Valentines 1-3pm
October 17, 2021 2-4pm
September 19, 2021 2-4pm
February 8 2020, Sip and Draw Valentine's Day Celebration 2-4pm
November 10, 2019 2-4pm
August 18, 2019  2-4pm
July 28,2019  2-4pm
June 23, 2019  2-4pm
May 19, 2019  2-4pm
August 12, 2018  1-3pm
July 15, 2018   1-3pm
April 29, 2018  1-4pm 
March 11, 2018  1-4pm 
August 20,2017  1-4pm
June 25, 2017  2-4pm
June 11, 2017  2-4pm
April 29, 2017  2-4pm
March 11, 2017  2-4pm
July 26, 2015  2-4pm

 "(Almost) Everything You Need To Know About Pastels",
Snow Farm, Williamstown, MA, April 26-28, 2024


Past Workshops at Artspace, Greenfield, MA:
Pastel Four Week Crash Course, May-June, 2019, 1-3pm
Jump Start Those Drawing Skills! March 24, 2018, 9am-3pm
Drawing Intensive August 7-11, 2017, 1-4pm

Pastel Workshop held at Tilton Library, South Deerfield, MA:
Friday, May 3, 2019, 1-4pm
Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Council for full funding.