Learning is finding out what you already know.
Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
- Richard Bach
I love to inspire, to teach, and to create art. One of my favorite things is seeing the joy in my student's faces as they connect with their pure creative spirit and behold their creations.
I believe that art is about self expression and evoking an emotional reaction from the viewer, even if that viewer is only ever yourself. We are all artists creating and expressing who we are in the world. Yet somehow over time, many of us lose our connection with our inner artist.
An underlying theme in all of my Your Budding Artist workshops is connecting you to that budding artist inside waiting to break free.
See a list of open workshops in the Events section.
Below is a list of my current workshops. To book your very own workshop please contact me below. Subscribe to my newsletter if you'd like to be informed of new workshops and events.
Painting from Joy (4 hours)
Have you ever found yourself in a creative rut? Or have you always wanted to express yourself creatively but weren’t sure how? Join me for the Painting from Joy Experience. After some creative warm up, I will take you through a technique to connect you to your inner child and tap into your pure creative spirit. From there, you’ll create your own unique work of art using acrylic paints, stencils, and other art tools. All supplies included, ages 16 and up.
Students will learn tips and tricks on:
Mixed media techniques
Making your colors pop
Also available: Painting from Gratitude
Hear what people are saying about this experience.
Intuitive Painting (6 hours)
Feeling in a creative rut or not sure you have what it takes to create a painting you love? Let loose and set your imagination free! In this workshop I will guide you to tap into your intuition and let it lead your way as you create. I’ll walk you through a process using acrylic inks and watercolors that will allow you to express yourself freely. You'll then use subtractive painting and other techniques to pull out the shapes and imagery that emerge. It's amazing what you can create!
Igniting Your Spark As an Artist (6 hours)
Feeling stuck in a rut with your art? Lost your joy or focus? Unsure of how to market yourself? Refill your bucket and tap into your creative power! Join me for this exploratory workshop and ignite your spark as an artist. Uncover (or rediscover) your why, what makes you unique, what your mission is, and how to create with passion. Whether you are a new artist looking to make your mark on the world, an established artist looking to re energize your creative process, or anyone in between, you’ll walk away with a deeper connection to yourself, your purpose, and your vision as an artist.
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"Tracy: thank you so much for your fun and inspiring workshop! Because of it, I was able to pinpoint my hindrances for being creative, to understand my own essence as an artist, and to create the steps to become the artist I want to be. You created an accepting space where we could all explore. It was great!"
"Igniting Your Spark As An Artist…my experience. First of all, it is that. An Experience. Through very carefully planned and explained exercises, Tracy leads you down a path of self discovery as an artist. I was amazed at some of the ideas and objects that came to me when I cleared my mind of the clutter. Tracy provided a beautiful blank workbook to record the thoughts, ideas, graphics, drawings, words that were uncovered during the exercises. Whereas we were applying these concepts to our art life, they are also relevant to any area of our lives. I highly recommend this class to anyone willing to explore what may be waiting to be discovered and ignite that artistic spark!"
"Tracy's workshop really helped me to see how, as an artist, I can get stuck in my own thoughts and considerations which stop or confuse me. Tracy guided me through exercises where I put aside ideas that spoke negatively to me. She then guided me through an exercise where I looked at exactly what I wanted to be as an artist. I actually got a picture of where I wanted to go and what was important to me as an artist. It was a fun, freeing and enlightening experience."
Intro to Monoprinting Using the Gelliplate (5 hours)
Join me for this action-packed workshop delving into the world of Monoprinting - the art of creating unique images using a printing plate. You’ll learn several techniques for using the Gelli Arts printing plate including, layering, texturing, and direct painting to print. You’ll be working with acrylic paint and both transparent and opaque papers to create unique works of art. We’ll discuss options for using your prints including creating a beautiful journal to gift or to keep!