A Work of Heart

New Teachers Part 2

This is a long overdue “part 2” of my previous post introducing you to our current teachers.  Some things have shifted since the previous post and we welcome a few new teachers and say good-bye (see you later!) to our beloved Amanda.

Sue Roberts

Sue has been a long time participant in book study and other classes around the studio.  Her talent is undeniable and everyone who see’s her sketchbooks looks on with some level of envy.  Sue is so easy going and always willing to share her tips and tricks.  We are privileged that she will be leading out in the series “Draw your Beautiful Ordinary Day” in the place of Amanda who is moving to Texas. Sue can be found on Instagram here. Click here to sign up for a session or two or more with Sue on Monday’s at 1pm.

Lorraine Haataia

37203081_10211273177174426_8491294298610860032_n I have been so blessed to know this woman.  From the moment she stepped foot in the studio she has been a huge blessing to our community.  Currently she is facilitating our Thursday evening sessions of “The Artist’s Way at Work”. You can find out more about Lorraine by checking out her blog here.
It is never too late to jump into our 12 week study of Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way at Work”  click here to sign up.

Andrea Casals

Andrea has been teaching for me since we were on Lincoln Avenue.  She is our resident Modern Calligraphy teacher who is also branching out into offering a “Social Media for Creatives” workshop!  
Andrea has loved to draw ever since she was a kid but she didn’t think of her hobby as something more than just that until she became a mom while living in Brooklyn, NY and her whole life and career changed.
Besides keeping a blog where she drew comics about her motherhood experience, she soon started creating illustrations for baby nurseries.
Curiosity has always led her creative path; she’s a self-taught artist that has been taking classes in many different techniques and mediums: from watercolors to art journaling, from pattern-design to hand-lettering. And that’s how she discovered Calligraphy and she fell in love with it.
Particularly with the Modern Calligraphy style, which she feels still like drawing but in this case, letters.
She has been teaching workshops since 2016, she loves to prepare each workshop as a special experience for her students, where they could be surrounded by pretty things and feel inspired by the beautiful dance of the pen, nib and ink creating those wonderful thin and thick lines.
Currently on the schedule Andrea is offering an Envelope Addressing class to her previous “Modern Calligraphy” students on Sunday, November 4th (click to register) also on Sunday, November 11th at 4pm she is offering a “Social Media for Artists and Makers”  (click to register)

Courtney O’Melia

Courtney O’Melia founded O’Melia Candle Studio in the Fall of 2016, after years of making candles for friends and family.   The goal was simple, make quality soy candles, and give back to charities that are in need.  She has since used the platform of candles to fundraise close to 10K for various charties.   In addition to running a bustling candle studio, and an online Etsy shop, she is a mama to two young girls and wife to an equally busy hubby.   Life is chaotic but perfectly imperfect.
Courtney’s “Candle Making 101” classes debut the first week of November.  Click here for the November 4th (1-3pm) session or click here for the November 9th (5:30-7:30pm) session

Renae McCollum

Renae Patrice McCollum is originally from Fresno, CA and is currently living and studying Art Education in San José. She has a B.A. in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA and is will receive her teaching credential and M.A by Spring of 2019.
You can find her on the internet here. Renae is offering Nature Drawing, Printmaking on a Budget and Hand-Building Clay classes.  Her next offering is Nature Drawing on Monday, November 5 from 6pm-8pm.  Click here to register.

Deb Dake-Morrell

Deb-Edited Deb has offered SoulCollage workshops here at A Work of Heart since August. Deb Dake-Morrell has taught a “Creative Brilliance” abstract painting class for almost 10 years – helping students get out of their heads, into their hearts and fearlessly expressing on canvas (using anything but a paintbrush!)  It was one of her painting students who encouraged Deb to become a SoulCollage® facilitator and she immediately fell in love with the magical process of self expression.  Deb’s work as a teacher, whether it’s abstract painting, mask-making or SoulCollage®, has been to connect students with their unlimited potential as they learn to let go of their old ideas of their limitations.  Visit her Meetup page or SoulCollage® Facilitator site SoulCollage® is a method of self-discovery through the creation and intuitive analysis of a deck of collaged cards. It was developed by Seena B. Frost, M.A., M.Div. … Cards are made by tearing or clipping images (often from magazines) and then combining them, perhaps against a new background image, into a collage. Deb is an experienced facilitator who is generous with her time and talents. Sign up for the next sessions here.
SoulCollage® Introduction

SoulCollage® Introduction

 16-Nov-2018  1:00pm – 3:30pm

SoulCollage® Introduction

 07-Dec-2018  1:00pm – 3:30pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star