Teaching is an extension of my art practice. Teaching makes me a better artist and communicator, and working professionally as an artist constantly helps me be a better teacher. So many people have taught us facts, but few have taught us how to learn. I try to empower all my students with different strategies for success (personally and professionally). I believe a successful learning environment needs two key components: moments where the students are the leaders, and creating situations that provoke curiosity. As a teacher, I try to normalize intimidating learning experiences (like presentations and leader ship roles) and turn those into good habits for students to have as a foundation. My biggest way that I teach is by modeling what it means to be a professional artist, and how to treat people with dignity. If I am afraid to take risks, how can I ask my students to do so. I ask students to step out of their comfort zones, but support them through it. I believe it is my job to value their ideas and show them how to make them exist. I believe that artists are professional decision makers and I try to teach young artists how to make decisions and then learn from their choices. Art is the result of constant experimentation and research. I try to create experiences where my students learn by doing. I try to constantly learn and grow to keep my skills relevant for my classes. In my most successful classes everyone (including me) is the student and everyone is the teacher. I treat my students as equals and I respect their voice and input. My biggest goal as a teacher is to get the wisdom of artists and adulthood to students sooner to build from (a motto I learned from my former boss Jamie Bryant). I hope all my students leave my classes better than when I found them and that they use what they learn from me to grow beyond me towards their own greatness. I root for all current and former students and try to be their ally in any way I can.
Teaching Services I offer:
Private or group lessons in sewing, pattern making, fine art (drawing,painting, performance art)
I can Create custo programming/courses for schools, camps, workshops etc.
I can Deliver Workshops on any of my skills, art practice, teaching philosophies etc.
Email Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.