I am a nationally recognized, award winning artist and teacher.  Each of my workshops are tailored to the skill level and age appropriateness of the participants.  Creativity, personal narrative and experimentation with materials are the focus.

With over 15 years experience teaching as a National Board Certified Teacher in elementary art education and higher education experience, I am able to present dynamic lectures and hands on workshops to your group, organization, or school.  Recent organizations that have hosted my workshops include the Kentucky Artisan Center, Fuller Craft Museum, New Jersey Berry Basket Quilters, Philadelphia Senior Center, Sharon Massachusetts School District, Wellesley Massachusetts Public Schools, Lock Haven University, International Quilt Museum, and the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts. Please contact me directly for more information. 


For the past year, I have taught part time in Nahant, MA. As an art teacher, I strived to introduce lessons that were adaptable for students of all ages, abilities and strengths. Quite simply, I believe that every child can learn and be successful when properly guided, authentically encouraged and joyfully inspired. The visual arts are a vehicle in which every student can learn and flourish because the arts are an expression of one's self, a mirror to the soul. I know that art is the mediator that extends across the boundaries of age, ability and culture. Studies have shown that a comprehensive arts education builds cognitive abilities, self-esteem and problem-solving skills, which makes for a well-rounded individual. To preview my students' work, please visit Artsonia, a digital portfolio platform.




2021       Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, Seattle, WA

2020       Kean University, Union NJ

2019        Artist Workshop, Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, KY

2019        Artist Presentation, Berea College, Berea KY

2018        International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Presentation and Workshop, Lincoln, NE

2018        Artist Workshop, San Juan Islands Museum, Friday Harbor, WA

2018        Society of Arts and Crafts, Artist Talk, Boston, MA

2018        How art influences business, SapientRazorfish, Boston, MA

2017        Creative Approaches to Communicating Climate Change, Arctic Circle 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017        Visiting Artist, Isaac Sprague Elementary School, Wellesley, MA

2017        Memory Quilt Project, Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Providence, RI

2016        Artist Presentation, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2016        Meet the Artist, James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

2015        Talk Back with Premiere Stages, Kean University, Union, NJ

2015        Artist Presentation, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA

2014        Panel Talk: Sandy, Aftermath, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

2005-2008             Presenter, National Art Education Association Convention

2004-2009             Presenter, Art Educators of New Jersey Conference

2005, 2008            Presenter, New Jersey Education Association Convention

Teaching

I am a nationally recognized, award winning artist and teacher.  Each of my workshops are tailored to the skill level and age appropriateness of the participants.  Creativity, personal narrative and experimentation with materials are the focus.

With over 15 years experience teaching as a National Board Certified Teacher in elementary art education and higher education experience, I am able to present dynamic lectures and hands on workshops to your group, organization, or school.  Recent organizations that have hosted my workshops include the Kentucky Artisan Center, Fuller Craft Museum, New Jersey Berry Basket Quilters, Philadelphia Senior Center, Sharon Massachusetts School District, Wellesley Massachusetts Public Schools, Lock Haven University, International Quilt Museum, and the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts. Please contact me directly for more information. 


For the past year, I have taught part time in Nahant, MA. As an art teacher, I strived to introduce lessons that were adaptable for students of all ages, abilities and strengths. Quite simply, I believe that every child can learn and be successful when properly guided, authentically encouraged and joyfully inspired. The visual arts are a vehicle in which every student can learn and flourish because the arts are an expression of one's self, a mirror to the soul. I know that art is the mediator that extends across the boundaries of age, ability and culture. Studies have shown that a comprehensive arts education builds cognitive abilities, self-esteem and problem-solving skills, which makes for a well-rounded individual. To preview my students' work, please visit Artsonia, a digital portfolio platform.




2021       Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, Seattle, WA

2020       Kean University, Union NJ

2019        Artist Workshop, Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, KY

2019        Artist Presentation, Berea College, Berea KY

2018        International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Presentation and Workshop, Lincoln, NE

2018        Artist Workshop, San Juan Islands Museum, Friday Harbor, WA

2018        Society of Arts and Crafts, Artist Talk, Boston, MA

2018        How art influences business, SapientRazorfish, Boston, MA

2017        Creative Approaches to Communicating Climate Change, Arctic Circle 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017        Visiting Artist, Isaac Sprague Elementary School, Wellesley, MA

2017        Memory Quilt Project, Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Providence, RI

2016        Artist Presentation, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2016        Meet the Artist, James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

2015        Talk Back with Premiere Stages, Kean University, Union, NJ

2015        Artist Presentation, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA

2014        Panel Talk: Sandy, Aftermath, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

2005-2008             Presenter, National Art Education Association Convention

2004-2009             Presenter, Art Educators of New Jersey Conference

2005, 2008            Presenter, New Jersey Education Association Convention