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Creating with Care

Are you an aspiring, current, or former writer/musician/performer/visual artist using your work to process and/or represent your lived experiences? Whether you are creating pieces for a public showing or private contemplation, this is the service for you! In these weekly/monthly sessions, we will 

  • Address the holistic effects of your process on the sustainability of your practice.
    Do you emotionally burn out after creating work around a certain subject or timeline? How does your body react to themes that arise in what you are making? How long does it take you to recover from this? What kind of preventative care measures could you take before starting on a project that will bring up activating emotions? Are there certain materials or modalities that are more soothing than others?
 
  • Collaboratively define the goals and objectives of your work.
    Are you providing visibility of a marginalized perspective to a larger audience? Does it matter to you if those who see your work understand what it means to you? Do you want to create solely for the eyes of yourself, your spouse, your community, your family? Does the end result of your creative practice matter to you? What message are you sending and is it being received effectively? Are there technical or practical aspects of your work that you want to refine?
 
  • Manage the time and energy that you are in control of.
    Do you have a day or night job that you struggle to plan around? If you are a parent, is there a way that being with your child could feed rather than drain your creativity? If you struggle with chronic fatigue or pain, how can you allow yourself to rest rather than resist care? What time of day/week/season are you most inspired? Are you tired of the hustle/bootstraps mentality and want to make a realistic plan with the resources you have?
 
  • Specify the support that I can provide you.
    Do you need someone to vent to about the systemic issues you navigate as a working artist? Would you appreciate a technical critique on the effectiveness of your work in relation to your goals and objectives? What validation and/or affirmation have you been requesting and not receiving? Do you need informal prompts with intentional limitations to address the emotions you are trying to access through your work? Would having a witness to hold space for your pain when the subject matter of your art becomes profound be helpful?
 

Pricing: $30-$50 per one-hour session

Other classes include

1:1 Fun

Want to learn a new hobby or tactile skill? These 2-hour crash courses are for you! Priced at $100 each, you will learn the fundamentals of your medium of choice and walk away with knowledge and confidence in your new creative journey. Supply recommendations included after the first lesson! Materials included for Demo and First Lesson/Project only – students are required to supply materials for any continued tutorage after the first lesson.

Party Projects

Put the ART in party with a unique experience for your guests–think Paint and Sip but in 3D! A simple design/project will be taught in the medium of your choice. Let us know the theme of your party or if you have a particular design in mind! Group limit of 10 persons. Rates vary depending on the chosen medium for supply costs. Please use the booking form for a quote!

Creative Contracts

Looking for a multifaceted artist to teach in your space long-term or short-term? Reach out via the Contact Form and send us the details! Include dates, times, frequency, mediums, demographics of students, location, and goals.

Discounted rates offered for LGBTQ+ youth and Juvenile Detention Centers. 

Guest Workshop

For facilities that have glass and/or ceramic equipment and materials.

Pay $50/hr for a 1-to-1 workshop in your private studio OR $150/hr for a group lesson (up to 10 students) in your facilities. Provide the project goals or areas of interest – we will supply the steps to success! Supplies and firing/annealing not included.

Mediums I Primarily Teach

From 101 handbuilding lessons to advanced techniques

From basics to big bowls

From fundamentals to fun projects 

From simple shapes to sophisticated scenes

Stitch your worries away with designs and details

Create soft poseable sculptures and characters out of felt

Use felt to recreate a portrait of a person or pet

Sculpt pendants, broaches, and bracelets out of metal, beads, and stones

Pay homage to this ancient art with your own jewelry creations

Make objects immortal using a clear glossy fluid and silicone molds

***These mediums and techniques are not recommended for participants under the age of 15, and are not suitable for children’s parties***

Accessible Sessions

Lessons in 2D or 3D mediums for folks with physical and/or mental disabilities. 1-to-1 sessions provide opportunities for free expression and personalized assistance with projects. Prices vary depending on desired medium (air dry clay, acrylic paint, pen/pencil and paper, etc.) Strengthening motor skills as well as cognitive processing are commonly a core focus of these sessions. Please note accommodations or accessibility needs in the booking form, along with any of the student’s special interests!

Peer Support​

Sliding scale support for folks experiencing issues with: mental health, romantic/sexual relationships, addiction, oppression, exclusion, and growth. Nonjudgmental, socially aware, and trauma-informed guidance. 

Please contact me including your intersecting identities (sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, age, etc.), mental and physical health needs (Deaf/hard of hearing, paralysis, mobility, etc.),  and barriers to care (money, transportation, etc.)

Though I have lived experience of various traumas and transitions, I am not a certified counselor or therapist. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Non-Monogamous, Disabled, and Neurodivergent folks welcome. Fatphobia, Transphobia, Homophobia, Racism, and Ableism are not welcome, and will be actively worked on in sessions.

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Current & Upcoming Classes

Creating environments of growth and affirmation for all. Providing opportunities for expression.

Lacoochee, FL

Prodigy Art Instructor | Price: Free | Ages: 5-17 | Boys & Girls Club (Abraham Lewis Center) | Multimedia Fun

Group Classes IRL

Offering a variety mediums

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What we can offer you
Shooting

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Recording

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Printing

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Editing

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Styling

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Studio

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Commission a Class

Offering a variety mediums

Testimonials

What our clients say

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Matthew Austin,

CEO of Breadmeal

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Tina Rodriguez,

Model

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Jack I. Ramirez,

Photographer

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LGBTQ Visibility

$120 Hourly

Commission a Class

$30-$100 Hourly

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

$120 Hourly

Ask about discounted rates offered for LGBTQ+ youth and Juvenile Detention Centers.