Children and Youth Arts Workshops

Visual Arts and Textile Arts

People have been using Textiles based Art and Craft over centuries as a career, to protest, comfort, heal, teach, support, clothe, keep records, hide messages, claim their voices and tell their stories. These skills cannot be lost or forgotten, because it is part of our history and is interwoven and ingrained in our culture.

Here is just a sample of Children and Youth Arts Workshops I have developed and teach at after-school programs, yearly festivals, for school boards as a visiting artist, in private homeschooling programs and in alternative schools. I adapt my lessons by age group/grade/skill level and all of my workshops can be developed for a one-time visit or multi-week classes. I’d be happy to work with you in designing a curriculum around you and your student’s needs!

Meditative Arts Workshop: Doodling and Patterning

Learn to create beautiful drawings (doodles) using different patterning and techniques in this fun workshop.
Be prepared to be impressed with what you can accomplish creatively… no previous artistic skills are needed!
This class is suitable for all ages.







Meditative Arts Workshop: Making Mandalas

Learn the Art of Making Beautiful Mandalas as a unique form of meditation, to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as to help develop spatial awareness skills by training your brain through drawing!
This class is suitable for ages 10 and up.








Cartooning and Manga Drawing

The Cartooning and Manga Drawing workshop was designed to teach basic, foundational drawing techniques to students by drawing comic-style animals and people that are fun to illustrate!
This class is suitable for all ages.








Traditional Cross Stitch Workshop

Cross stitching is easy to learn for people of all ages and is the oldest form of embroidery. In this workshop, students learn how to use counted cross stitch patterns to create a modern-day sampler based on traditional cross stitch samplers from the past.
This class is suitable for ages 10 and up.








Modern Embroidery Sampler Workshop

Learn how to make a Modern Embroidered Samplers using some basic traditional stitches and techniques with embroidery and beading.
This class is suitable for ages 10 and up.








Learn to Crochet Workshop

Join me for an introduction to crochet using basic but beautiful stitches!
This class is suitable for ages 10 and up.