I think my service stands out because I connect with all age groups. I love art and how great creating it makes you feel. I want to share that feeling and knowledge with others.
I enjoy seeing my students surprise and awe when they create something wonderful. It is a very fulfilling bonus for me. I've even had a student sell her first painting she did with me on Etsy. She was so excited!
I had a wonderful experience with Pam. I had never taken an art lesson before, and she made me feel so comfortable. The atmosphere of her studio is wonderful too.
Each session is directed by the intention of the client. We create art in tandem using a variety of media and explore the process of art making in both two and three-dimensional art.
In individual sessions, we strive to address each person's needs and desires, such as; tapping into one's creativity, addressing life changes such as divorce and loss of a loved one, social anxiety, peer pressure or other transitional life changes. Individual sessions are offered for both adults and children.
Every session is concluded with a discussion of the experience and future goals of the client.
Like most art professionals, I have explored many areas in the arts.
After receiving my Masters in Fine Arts from New York University, I pursued a successful career creating large scale public art and was represented by five galleries nationally and two international galleries.
Twenty years later I received my Masters in Art - Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute and became a licensed ATR.
I have also been represented by six galleries nationally and have made a career of selling my art to major collectors and corporations.
I charge by the hour, and that price refelcts the individual instuction I provide as well as the cost of materials.
I worked in Pilsen counseling adolescent girls. I then worked at The Art Project in Uptown with Bosnian refugees and two years later wrote an Illinois State Grant to provide a full time art therapy program for Rice Child and Family Center in Evanston.
On the North Shore, I worked as a consultant for the NSSED (North Suburban Special Education District), focusing on the needs of children with autism.
Through the Psychotherapy Credentials Board, I provided training for social workers, mental health practitioners and educators in art therapy. I continue to work with individuals and groups exploring their "inner artist".