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I love art and love teaching people art. I love watching people learn new skills and discover the awesome thrill and joys of painting with watercolor. I believe everyone has an artistic voice and people are creative by nature. It's what we humans do. My role, as an instructor, is to guide and facilitate my students art education and help them realize their artistic potentials. To provide an environment where they feel free to share their work, thoughts and feelings about that work, what they've learned, and feel confidence in offering feedback to other students. Each student is a unique individual bringing their own personal approach that ultimately shapes what and how I teach. I look to them for feedback to improve each lesson and exercise. My students help mold my courses and I appreciate that.
I'm also here to learn. To be a better teacher and improve my skills along with my students. We grow together. I love that about teaching and learning. I'm grateful to each and every student for the gift of teaching. Thank you!
And last but not least, I want my courses to be fun and students to find the same joy in creating that I do. That joy is the greatest discovery of all!
"Wonderful class! I'd been playing with watercolor for a few years but finally learned some of the "basics" about values and shadows and softening edges. Has improved my art so much.
Thanks Kris - you're a great (& patient) teacher!"
"The class covered exactly what I wanted it to which was a basic understanding of watercolor and good practices with an emphasis on knowing your tools and materials so with practice you can start to see the beauty of the medium.
Kris quickly assessed the needs of the students. Demos were very helpful as were specific homework assignments. Also, teaching us to value the translucent nature of the medium and the magic of letting the interaction between water and color do some of the work for you."
"Kris is passionate about watercolor and enjoys sharing that passion with others. She is a foundational methodology instructor; she explains the technique, demonstrates the technique, then provides support while her students practice the new technique. I am much more confident as an artist and willing to take risks while I practice."