What Shannon exposed us to both in techniques and the places she took us to were places I would not have otherwise gone. – Artist Participant
Teaching through facilitation of experimentation and risk taking through a set of ‘chance operations’ inspired by John Cage:
Over the last several years I have been teaching more and more. My teaching takes place both in and out of the traditional academic settings and has become more and more about tapping into ones own creativity. In my workshops and classes, I work to set up a creative space for taking risks, getting a bit uncomfortable and loosening up with new materials as well as mediums that you can’t always control. It is not about the outcome of the work, it is about finding joy in the process and in one’s own personal expression. My teaching practice taps into my own creativity and supports an active mind for creative problem solving. It’s why I believe, it is an extension of the Office of Cultural Work as it provides a place to show up fully as yourself and exchange in our unique expressive natures.
Find course offerings through Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Wet Paint Art, Grand Marias Art Colony or send an email to learn about other opportunities to engage!
I have the pleasure of partnering as an instructor at the following institutions and community organizations:
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design
- Saint Paul College
- Wet Paint Art
- Grand Marias Art Colony
- CommonBond Communities
- and of course many other locations along the way!
freedom to explore – Artist Participant