Textile Arts and Arts Education

My passion for Artistic Expression led me to a formal education in Fashion Design using Haute Couture methods and in Multi-media Design. Both my training and years of practice have led me to a creatively rewarding life dedicated to Design and Visual Arts. My focus is on Textile Arts, with a culmination of bits and pieces and techniques and style from other mediums I have immersed myself in at different points in the past, but I do still love painting with watercolours and fluid acrylics as well and find myself pulled to that every once in a while.

I have worked in Arts Education in some form or another for the better part of 18 years, starting as a Part-time Professor in Multi-Media Arts, then as an Arts Program Coordinator and in Program Development/Academic Management at the college level. For the last 10 years though, I have been honoured to work as an Arts Educator teaching Private Arts Workshops to people of all ages. I feel extremely blessed to have designed myself a continued career in Arts and Design, but along with many other artists and designers, the Art of Designing a Life as an Artist is really just what we have to do, isn’t it?

DIY Sewing and Embroidery Patterns and new Dear Laurel Art Dolls are available in my Shop

Dear Laurel Art Doll – Ingrid