Since 2012 I have had the privilege to work at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery as an art educator. Before then I had taught Life Drawing classes in my local village and arts and crafts at an after-school club.
My first class at the MJMAG was for 18 to 24 month olds! I have since prepared and run classes for 3-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, teen classes and adult classes.
Creativity is a joy, a medium of expression steeped in play, exploration and fun. With this in mind I give children and adults alike the permission to express. I have watched an ex-child soldier produce a bust of inexplicable sadness, teenagers battle with and master their emotions, an untalented child beam at their own creation and a lady paralyzed from the neck down produce amazing drawings just using her mouth to master the pencil.
I gain such inspiration and pleasure watching people grow in confidence and marvel at the infinite possibilities of art.