Allow me to guide you with support and encouragement.
No artistic or technical background needed!
Transform your experience through drawing and watercolor.
“When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college—that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?” —Howard IkemotoRemember How to Draw.
Remember the magic of connecting to your creative flow.
So, you don't want to be an artist. Or you do want to be an artist. Or you are an artist and feel that you're missing a critical link...
Try to put aside your culturally imposed expectations for a minute.
The benefits of drawing (a short list):
Drawing develops observation, awareness, perception, creativity, inventiveness, confidence, focus, problem solving and communication skills
Drawing gives you opportunities for self realization by helping you to slow down, be present, manage self-criticism and perfectionistic tendencies, practice patience, and learn about your outer and inner worlds on a pre-verbal level.
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!
So many people are afraid to start drawing and watercolor because they feel that others know so much more. Self-comparison is deadly. The plain truth is that many people - even practicing artists - miss a good foundation in basic elements and principals and suffer for years as a result.
Many people — including those with shelves full of art supplies — tell themselves (and others!) that they have no artistic talent.
Forget about talent. EVERYONE (and that includes you) has the right and the ability to pick up a pencil and draw. Everyone has the right and the ability to learn about color. So often, what we think of as innate talent is actually the result of a learning process, work and practice.
With me, you start at the very beginning (a very good place to start.)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing and watercolor and, more importantly, become better acquainted with yourself. Allow me to guide you through tried and true progressive exercises, encourage your natural tendencies and help you establish the habit of practice.
Learn to draw and watercolor like YOU, not like anyone else!
Connect with your authentic, creative self. Recognize your blocks and foibles (common to so many of us) and learn how to step around those to better connect with your experience in each present moment.
"I will never look at the world in the same way again!"
—Roberta Conroy, workshop host and student, Palm Springs, CA
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Remember... you don't need any artistic experience and I will teach you how to easily participate online (no technical knowledge required!)
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See better, be better!
As you learn to practice drawing and watercolor, you naturally develop your awareness, observational powers and problem solving skills. Inevitably, these and other benefits that come with the practice of drawing and watercolor enhance your life in positive ways that will surprise you!
You don't need any experience to take any of my courses. All you need is a desire to draw and watercolor. My courses are designed for professionals outside the visual arts. I help people who feel blocked and trapped, who want to open their creative channels for authentic self-expression providing a safe and supportive environment to open up and get real.
I coach artists who struggle with authenticity to uncover their unique style.
Why be a lemming? Learn to draw and paint like you, not like anyone else!
Experience drawing and watercolor as a spiritual practice — a unique, fun and challenging path to self-realization.
Work out your fears and your blocks on paper. You'll experience remarkable change in the quality of your life while making drawings and watercolors.
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Join one of my encouraging online courses and discover your untapped creative potential.
It's just like being with me in my studio!
WHY I TEACH
I teach drawing and watercolor because I have seen the results in students over and over again — new confidence, delight, aha moments, deeper self-awareness and perseverance through frustrations. After a lifetime of personal practice and seventeen years of teaching throughout the country at the community level, I firmly believe that these disciplines provide a creative path for self-realization. Drawing and watercolor offer unique ways to integrate your body, mind and spirit. Draw and watercolor as you discover yourself and your place in
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