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Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Color Workshop

Theory without practice is nothing! Color is the most relative of all mediums. In this class we will mix many colors in the pursuit of understanding how colors relate to one another and how to achieve harmony. We will observe color and light “in the wild” while learning theories and “why” behind color relationships. Painters and designers of all types will grow in their knowledge and application of color practice in this course. We will be using acrylic or gouache paint.

Fridays May 6, 13, 20 11:30-2:30
HeART Gallery and Studios, Erie Street, Toledo, OH

About the Artist

I have been teaching college students, adult learners and high school students “how to see” since 2007.  “I can’t draw” and “I don’t know anything about art” is the perfect place to start! Watercolor, Oil painting, drawing, and figure drawing are my areas of expertise. I bring my love for art history into the studio classroom, using images of the past to help us understand the power of visual communication and the amazing capacity of inert materials to speak to our souls.


I love speaking to classes, small groups and congregations about my art and about how the Church has used art over the centuries. I also love giving tours of Christian art at local museums. I’ve presented in parishes, galleries, and college classrooms as well as at special events hosted by CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts). Every presentation is accompanied by beautiful, inspirational images from the past and present.

Past topics include:

  • Images of Mary (and how those images can help us understand her better)
  • Symbols in religious art
  • Artists as Custodians of Beauty
  • Art and Incarnation
  • Art and Catholic Culture
  • Images of St. Thomas More
  • Art and Vocation
  • Foundations of Faith and Buildings of Beauty: How Churches Teach the Faith
















Photo Courtesy ©Heidi Bratton Photography

Work with Me

Are you interested in having me speak to your parish, group or class? Would you like private lessons or artist mentoring services? Send me a message today and let’s talk!

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