I have recently been given the opportunity to teach what I love, ART. This year I wrote an aggressive business plan for my company. I must admit that when I was through with it I wondered how this would all come about. My bottom line is that I wanted to make a living doing what I love best, ART.
I decided that I would trust in my partner God, and that I would take all opportunities that he set in front of me. Not only do I sell my art but I teach it. I have a small base of students that take lessons from me; I also run workshops 4 times a year. I have wanted to do more of this work, but have never had enough space in my studio to accommodate a large group.
God has set before me the opportunity to run a thriving school to teach visual arts. It is at a space very familiar to me. Park Avenue Arts, it is where Park Avenue Theater has git’s roots, and where I have designed sets for many years. It also houses Debbie Place who teaches vocal lessons and will be adding Le Anne Lawhead, who teaches flute. Both these ladies are prominent in their fields. I now have the opportunity to teach visual arts in a great space and will start by filling a visual art curriculum for home-schooled students. I will also be doing one day painting retreats for adults and youth.
In July I will be teaching a two-day workshop, “Creating Positive-Energy Art”. This is the perfect time to experience the cool summer breezes of the Arizona mountains. We can spill out unto the creek side park for some Plein Air painting. I am just loving the energy this space creates. Trinity Presbyterian Church has created this Art Center to fill a gap, a nurturing place for both children and adults to find their passions, their way in life and the opportunity to grow closer to God.
To sign up for my workshop or to find out about other artistic opportunities contact me HERE.