Creating art is something everyone can do. Some of us have dedicated our lives to the dream, while others are just beginning. Whether you are a seasoned artist or new to drawing, I would like to help you develop your skills and express your inner creativity! All ages young and old!
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Oil and Chalk Pastels
Colored Conte' Stick
Pen, Brush and Ink
Comic Strips and Comic Books
Stop Motion Animation
Portrait & Figure Drawing
Create Your Own Mandala Workshop
Beginning Acrylic Painting
You are such a great teacher!
Pen & Ink Student
I love your sense of humor and knowledge of art! You explain everything well.
Color Pencil Student
I appreciate how you give personalized attention to all the students!
You make this class so fun! Do you teach an aerobics class too? (Ahhh....no...)
Oil Pastel Student
You find the good in everyones drawings. As a beginner, that makes me feel better!
Would you like to host an art class at your home, party, church, club or business? Gather 5 students or more and you get the class for free! I bring all the materials and fun!
I also host "Paint and Sip" parties and "Clean and Sober Paint and Sip" gatherings!
For the last 30 years, Laura has been an active artist and art educator in the Sacramento and East Bay area. Along with private and group tutoring, she currently offers art workshops in various locations and art demos at local Art Associations.
Laura has illustrated 3 books and has participated in several art shows. She has a history of volunteering her art services for many years at the Contra Costa Animal Services Department and other non-profit organizations.
I enjoy a more empathetic approach to teaching. I like to create an environment that address the emotional limitations that may hinder creativity. For instance, if a student has fear of participating in a project, I simply have them draw a line on their paper. There. They have now committed to the art piece!
It's about placing your emotions from your heart into your artwork, rather than over think it in your brain. Occasionally, I'll have a student cry in class because art allows us to express and release.
I believe if the viewer of my own art has an emotional reaction, whatever that emotion is, then I have done my job successfully as an artist.
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CONTACT ME DIRECTLY TO REGISTER FOR SACRAMENTO AND REDWOOD CITY UNIVERSITY ART CLASSES.
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DEMOS AT ART ASSOCIATIONS AND CLASSES AT THE SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
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