Grow Your Art Practice & Advance Your Design Skills

education

Once a year my friend and favorite teacher, Bonnie Christine, offers her beloved course, Surface Design Immersion. 

February Special Feature

In a special interview, I sat down with Bonnie to discuss what Surface Design (and Surface Pattern Design) is, designing collections, storytelling through design, licensing and earning an income without limits, self doubt and overwhelm, mindset shifts around being an artist, where to start and Bonnie's biggest piece of advice. Enrollment is open through February 22, 2022!

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This year, as an affiliate of the Immersion course, I'll also be offering one-on-one calls to the first 10 people that sign up with me as a bonus for using my link. This can be a portfolio review, coaching, mentoring or technical support. Up to you! These will be offered after Immersion wraps up and we can schedule them between May and August. Each one-on-one can be up to an hour. If you were to book this through my site they would be $125 each. Using my sign up link helps me as the small commission allows me more time to paint and design new things!

Whether you are just starting out and want to make something with your hands, have an established art career but need some technical skills to advance your marketing, or are just trying to figure it all out and want some one-on-one mentoring, I'm here to help. Keep scrolling to get started.

Welcome to my learning center. A place for you to cultivate new creative skills, nourish your existing practice and advance your business.

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Ways to Learn

Book a career mentoring meeting or multi-session tutoring for a specific skill such as an Adobe program.

one-on-one tutoring

Art, craft, technical design skill or asset building courses prerecorded and ready for you to take at your own pace.

online classes

Single or multi-day workshops through local shops or schools, or book me for private team building or event activities.

live workshops

Stay Curious

Over the past three decades since my childhood art making days, I've let my curiosity lead me through multiple degrees, numerous jobs, and countless hours of weekend workshops, online courses and creative retreats. And while over that time I've honed in on making a career from it, I've also never wanted to lose that desire to know and try more, just for the sake of learning. We are all born with creativity in us, and we all deserve space to play and learn. 

I'd love to hear more about your creative interests and education needs. Take this quick survey to help me develop my offerings.

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One-on-One Sessions

software tutoring

Book software sessions by-the-hour to help advance your technical skills in the following Adobe programs: InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator.

industry advice & career mentoring

Let's chat! Schedule a video call (or coffee date if you're local) to get feedback, advice or mentoring about your creative goals. Great for recent graduates or those in a career change.

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"Skye is a thorough and kind teacher whose instruction equipped me with essential tools for my professional development."

- Livy c.

Block Printing Basics:
Textiles at Home

the 2022 lineup!

Let's Build a Texture Library: Creating Your Own Assets

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online courses in the works
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Tips for Textile Designers - Part 1: Color Separation & Recoloring 

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Create a Catalog: Intro to InDesign for Makers & Small Brands

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Punch Needle Basics:
Making Textiles for the Home

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Live Workshops

public workshops

Hosted by local (or on location) shops and schools, I teach several live workshops per year. Sign up for the education newsletter above to hear about upcoming offerings. Get in touch if you'd like me to teach in your space.

private workshops

Private creative workshops are an excellent team building event or party activity. Learning in a small group with your friends or colleagues makes it even more fun! Currently offering: Block Printing for Textiles

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Block Printing for Textiles

scenes from the students

Click through this fun little gallery of student process from various (pre-covid) workshops! I'm always amazed by the creativity that comes out of these classes!

"Skye is a wonderful, kind, patient and generous teacher. I had the pleasure of learning the basics of block printing at a workshop with her, and loved every minute of it."

- April B.

the first step

Get My Free Starter Guide to Block Printing

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Free Download!

The perfect primer for my Block Printing Basics course, launching early 2022.

Ever felt like art supply shopping is overwhelming due to all the choices? In this guide I give you an overview and compare the pros and cons of the most common blocks so you can make the best choice for you when starting out.