Looking forward to the upcoming workshops in 2019. Follow the links below for details and registration. 


Jen Tough Gallery – Benicia, CA

Feb 1-3, 2019 – Sold out

Vancouver Island Art Masterclass Workshop – Victoria, BC

May 8-12, 2019 – Sign Up 

Pence Gallery Exhibit A Workshop – Davis, CA

June 8-9, 2019 – Sign Up

Jen Tough Gallery – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

June 22-29, 2019 – Sign Up

Way Art Yonder – San Diego, CA

July 13-14, 2019 – Sign Up


Advanced Instruction

Artists who have worked with me in this format have benefitted from freeing up the roadblocks that can sometimes occur in our work. 

Work Sessions

Work Sessions offer students the opportunity to receive individual critique and guidance as they work on their mixed media projects. These one day sessions allow one to work in a variety of formats: large panels, multiple panels, and any work requiring extended drying times. Each work session is limited to two students, which allows for a relaxed no pressure environment, as well as ample time for one-on-one instruction. Work sessions are scheduled on weekends only. 

Where:  Shem’s Painting Studio, Albany, CA

Cost: $100/hour, 4-hour minimum per session. 

When: Sign up: please indicate desired date in message.

2019 Work Session Schedule

  • Saturday Jan 19      – 1 available
  • Sunday Jan 20         – sold out
  • Saturday Feb 16      – sold out
  • Sunday Feb 17         – sold out
  • Saturday Mar 9       – 1 available
  • Sunday Mar 10       –available 
  • Saturday Apr 6       –  sold out
  • Sunday Apr 7          – sold out

Private Session

Private sessions offer one-on-one critique and guidance as you work on your mixed media projects. Students are encouraged to work on a variety of formats including large panels and multiple panels. Private sessions also offer the option of working in my studio, or in your own studio. Private sessions are scheduled on weekends and weekdays. 

Where: Shem’s Studio, Albany, CA or Student’s Studio (travel costs apply)

Date: Weekdays and weekends available, please inquire.

Cost: $150/hour, 4-hour minimum per session. 

When: Contact me for available dates. 



Speakeasies are artist forums held biannually at Shem’s East Bay Studio. The speakeasy brings together artists in an informal gathering to discuss ideas, critique work, and socialize. The aim of the forum is to support the local artist community by encouraging open dialogue, and to develop a group of practicing artists and designers who share their visions and experiences. 

Email sign-ups for the Speakeasy are posted one month in advance of the event. Stay tuned!