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Upcoming Spring Classes and Workshops

I am teaching a variety of classes and workshops at the Northville Art House (215 W Cady St, Northville, MI 48167 – Classes | Northville Art House). Please join us, if you can. If this place and these times are not convenient for you, please contact me. I can find a place and time just right for helping you get started for the first time or get re-started in a creative practice. I can’t wait for that opportunity! 

My philosophy on teaching art is to focus primarily on the enjoyment aspects while gently introducing the technical and academic. Hence, in creating a passion for the subject matter, the quest for knowledge also becomes enjoyable.


Sunday, February 24th 1 – 3 PM: Mindful Drawing – Mandala Stones Workshop

Students will create structured designs by drawing various patterns. It is a formalized process that defines itself as something other than mere doodling. You will learn several step-by-step basic designs and have ample time to create your own unique designs and transfer them onto Mandala Stones. No Experience is necessary. All Art materials are supplied.

Saturday, March 10th, 1 – 3 PM: Portrait Drawing Workshop (Students aged 10- 15)

This workshop is an introduction to portrait Drawing. Proportions and shading will be explored. The most difficult things to grasp for artists learning to draw yourself, or of someone you know.

Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 PM: Block Printing Workshop (Students aged 16 – 101)

Artist and Educator Sasha shows you simple techniques for creating
your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and
chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns
using only scissors and a pencil. Use these printing blocks, or
purchased stamps, to create repeat patterns or bundled groupings to get
that classic block print look for wallpaper, book illustrations, framing
prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric prints, and so much more!

Saturday, March 23rd, 1 – 3  pm: Still Life Drawing – Students ages 10 – 15 Workshop

In this introduction to still life drawing workshop. Students will learn the classic method of drawing, on toned paper with charcoal or black pencil, heightened with white. Students will be introduced to the concept of still life as related objects.

Six-week classes begin the week of March 19th. Please check the Northville Art House for more details.

About Maestrasasha

I envision a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs of all its inhabitants through an educational reform movement that is diverse, inclusive, successful, vibrant, and relevant, taking into account the needs, perspectives, and voices of all. Three decades of experience teaching diverse populations ranging in age from infants to nonagenarians. Innovative, talented artist with exhibition experience and art therapy and crisis intervention training; skilled school administrator with expertise in specialized services, sheltered English instruction, art education, curriculum development and early childhood; a proven ability to differentiate common core curriculum, meet the needs of students with learning and language challenges, and a strong background in project-based, art-infused, placed-based and inclusive education seeks to render my knowledge, experience, and expertise in all aspects - starting from organizational management, to policy making, to supporting classroom teachers, to transforming instruction through joyful, engaging and meaningful learning.

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