I have been facilitating art classes, leadership development workshops, and education trainings since 2008. My work is based in the Creative Communities model, focusing on cultivating people’s artistic and leadership confidence through arts-based activities. Central to my work is an understanding of systemic oppression and I have extensive experience in offering trainings in anti-oppression analysis and facilitation. I have offered specific workshops in theater improvisation, creative writing, various anti-oppression topics, and creative facilitation techniques.
To inquire about my facilitating for your group, please contact me .
Although I customize my programs for each individual situation, here is a list of the kinds of programs I do.
The Art of Leadership was a two-day leadership training for teens. Using a variety of art modes, we explored how creativity can build leadership confidence and skills. Some specific techniques we worked on were introductions and powerful beginnings, facilitating art activities, and utilizing different leadership styles.
I have facilitated half-day assemblies at local schools aimed at building community and empowering the students to find ways to support each other. Utilizing large and small group exercises, I have helped young people build relationships, explore how they want to treat each other, and find ways to take meaningful steps to improve their school’s culture.
My experience with adult trainings includes both short workshops (1-3 hours) and 2 day intensives exploring a variety of subjects including basic facilitation techniques for groups of all ages; theater improvisation techniques for working with young people; and exploring identity with youth through creative writing.
I have been both a teaching artist and a lead facilitator at a variety of youth camps.
Please contact me to learn more about my facilitation or to hire me for your class or organization.