I enjoy sharing what I've learned. If you are interested in having a consultation with me or scheduling a workshop, please reach out!
Some of the consulting and workshops I've offered in the past are as follows:
Guest Consultant, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA: One-on-one consultations with AIRs
Zine-Making Workshop, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX: Remote workshop taught with Cayla Skillin-Brauchle in conjunction with the exhibition of Reproductive Media’s Mobile Zine Library
Visiting Artist Workshop Instructor, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI: Course taught: “Professional Practices for Artists: Finding Artist’s Opportunities”
Zine-Making Workshop, Morlan Art Galery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY: In-person, performative zine-making workshop conducted with Cayla Skillin-Brauchle and Courtney Kessel in conjunction with our three-person exhibition Reflection, Refraction, Reaction
Guest Consultant, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA: Courses taught: “Writing Refresh: Artist’s Presentations” and “Pitches, Statements, Proposals, Budgets: Crafting Successful Artist’s Writings to Propel Your Career”
Visiting Artist Workshop Instructor, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI: Courses taught: “Zines!” And “Professional Practices for Artists: Finding Artist’s Opportunities”
Round Table Host for Break It Down. Make It Better. Little Studio, Grand Rapids, MI: "Finding Artist’s Opportunities"
Project-Based Residency Artist/Workshop Instructor, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS: Course taught: "Free-Form Screenprinting"
Artist-in-Residence and Workshop Instructor, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH: Courses taught: Basic Papermaking Workshop, Watermarks Workshop, Large-Scale Pour Molds
Other Relevant Instructional Experience:
Associate Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI: Courses taught: Installation Art: Immersive Environments and Alternative Approaches to Art (special topics course I designed), Graduate Drawing Studio, Graduate Drawing Thesis, Graduate Printmaking Studio, Graduate Printmaking Thesis, Drawing Thesis I and II, Drawing Studio I and II, Drawing II, Drawing Materials and Processes, Papermaking, Screenprinting, Printmaking III, Printmaking II, Papermaking and Book Arts (Independent Studies Drawing Graduate student), Installation (Independent Study with Painting Graduate student), Interruptive Architecture (Independent Study with Architecture Graduate student), Experiential Art (independent study with Printmaking Graduate student), Critical Transitions: Adjust International, Professional Practices for Fine Artists, Advanced Professional Practices for Fine Artists (independent study with Graduate students in Printmaking, Drawing, and Painting)
Professional Tutor, Student Writing Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH: worked one-on-one with students in a variety of fields and educational levels (from undergrad, to Masters and PhD students) on their academic writing.
Adjunct Professor/Sabbatical Replacement, School of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH: Courses taught: Monotype, Serigraphy, Papermaking, Advanced Prints
Adjunct Professor, eLearning, Ohio University, Athens, OH Art History: Baroque to Modern by Correspondence (developed course for Distance Learning and graded lessons for matriculated students)
Graduate Student Instructor of Record, School of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH Courses taught: Descriptive Drawing; Drawing: System and Color; Drawing: Process/Synthesis; Papermaking; Monotype; Serigraphy
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH: Courses assisted: Relief Printing, instructor: Karla Hackenmiller; Serigraphy, instructor: Melissa Haviland; Advanced Prints, instructor: Melissa Haviland; Papermaking Intensive Summer Workshop, instructor: Melissa Haviland; Art on Computers, instructor: Bob Lazuka
Full-Time, Temporary Instructor of English, Department of English, Speech, and Journalism, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA: Courses taught: English Composition I, English Composition II, World Literature, Writing about Literature
Instructor of English as a Second Language, Department of Foreign Language, SIAS University, Xinzheng, Henan Province, China: Courses taught: Beginning ESL, Intermediate ESL
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA: Course taught: Drawing I
Using my background in English and editing, as well as my experience in writing proposals for fellowships, grants, and exhibitions, I offer group workshops as well as one-on-one, individualized consulting.
Zines are self-published booklets. Sometimes in tandem with my collaborator, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle and through Reproductive Media, I offer zine-making workshops.
Traditional, photographic, and exploratory methods of screenprinting are in my wheelhouse. Use screenprinting to create repeat prints on fabric, for gig posters, to make an edition, or to create monoprints on paper or in installations
Using a layered and reductive approach, I enjoy teaching how to create rich, painterly, multi-color monotypes.
In addition to screenprinting and monotypes, I am skilled in many printmaking techniques including intaglio and relief methods.
Whether observational drawing with still lifes, landscapes, or the figure or drawing in more experimental form (such as collage, obsessive mark making, using non-traditional matierals, to branching into space), I love teaching ways in which drawing can expand practices.
From handbeating inner bark of mulberry trees, to foraging for plant matter to make pulp or using thrifted clothing, I can teach the basics of papermaking through more-advanced levels. Skills include creating watermarks, laminating to make larger sheets, creating environmentally aware formation aid, large-scale pour molds, pulp painting, three-dimensional papermaking, inclusions, pigments and natural, non-toxic dyes.
Looking for a fresh eye and thoughtful response to a new or older body of work? Seeking feedback or another interpretation of what your work is communicating beyond what you think it is communicating? I enjoy meeting with artists in their physical or virtual studios to talk about their work.
With a BA and an MA in English and many years of editing in formal, educational, and informal spaces, I offer meticulous editing of artist's documents. My approach is to respect and retain the artist's "voice" in the writing while seeking areas that could be clarified, condensed, or developed.