Stories Behind the Artists
Encaustic Faculty & Former Faculty Board Member
How did you first get involved with ASLD and when?
My children went to Summer Camp here, they still talk about making wire figures with Tim Flynn! An opportunity opened for me to teach here in 2013 and I jumped at the chance.
How has ASLD shaped you as an artist?
Every time I teach a class I learn something new! Just being around creative people opens my eyes to all sorts of possibilities and opportunities.
What faculty members have you taken courses with as ASLD?
Hmmm, I sure I’ll miss some – Patricia Aaron, Judith Cassel-Mamet, Dianna Fritzler, Jo Fitsell, Jennifer Ghormley, Joe Higgins and a few guest artists as well
What do you like about the ASLD community?
There is a lot to like at ASLD! I like that there is art instruction available for all levels in lots of mediums. If someone wants to take a class just for fun this is the place, if someone is a serious artist, honing skills, this is the place. For someone who wants to connect with other creatives this is a great place. I also love that ASLD has initiated many community engagement programs; our faculty has taught in the local libraries, prisons, women’s shelters, to name a few. And I love our admin staff, knowledgeable and ready to help. Yea, I’m a big fan of ASLD
Anything else you want to share with us?
I have had some great opportunities come my way through ASLD. I’ve been involved with the promotion of the Summer Art Market on local media, big fun! I was part of a group exhibition at the fabulous Pattern Shop Gallery, and also given the opportunity to design and produce the actual awards one year for the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture. I love being able to tell folks I teach at the Denver Art Students League, it almost feels like bragging rights.