I believe that the drive to learn is one of the markers of our humanness.  Because of that,  I see learning as a basic human right, just as it is a life-long drive.  There is an excitement in becoming part of someone’s quest for knowledge, of being honored as a guide, in being trusted to be part of the sharing that is part of every strong learning experience.

My teaching experiences include:

    • Developing and delivering programs to help artists become more sustainable in the business of art.

    • Building awareness of the importance of the creative cluster in the realm of micro-business.

    • Developing and teaching programs in the humanities

    • Leading sessions to build awareness of the importance of place in developing a way of knowing

A few examples of my experiences teaching are:

My Artrepreneurship Preparation, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise, Idaho (http://www.arts.idaho.gov)           

Montana Artrepreneurship Preparation, Montana Arts Council, Helena, MT (http://www.art.mt.gov)

Introduction to Artrepreneurship,  Hibbing College, Hibbing, MN  (www.hcc.mnscu.edu)

Creative Arts Enterprise, Montana State University-Great Falls, Great Falls, MT (www.msugf.edu)

Humanities, Montana State University-Great Falls, Great Falls, MT; Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ (www.scottsdalecc.edu); and Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI (www.alverno.edu)

Personal History Writing, Highlander Center, TN (www.highlandercenter.org); Mayo Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ; Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

Individual advising, Marquette University International Student Program, Milwaukee, WI (http://www.marquette.edu/oie/)

Individual instruction in preparing artists for the Kentucky Crafted Show (Louisville, KY,) http://kycraft.ky.gov/) and the ACRE show (Las Vegas, NV, www.acrelasvegas.com).

Informal instruction in the field, teaching about place, the land, conservation of open spaces and the heritage of the land, Cascade, MT.