Teaching Art and Nature: As a visual artitist, who has explored all kinds of techniques from drawing, printing, book and filmmaking, and as a wilderness educator (inspired by 8 shields) I am interested in how I can both combine both themes and inspire people of all ages to explore the symbiosis of such. I want to inspire people to create, to find pieces of themselves and to find calm creativity in the present moment.
Storytelling: We all have stories, our families, our background, experiences and cultures. There is a chance to share and to learn from each other. There is no limit in age to explore and create. My approach is to help stories to grow and connect. I am offering courses for children, youth and adults in different media helping to bring stories to life.
I offer courses and projects with children, youth and adults. Please see a selection of possibilities below:
Experimental Art Books - Creating book and paper projects. Learn techniques and how to tell stories with a folded paper.
Paper Theatre - Creating a theatre with small paper objects and learn to play with light and paper puppets.
Paper Stop-Motion Animation - Creating a paper stop-motion with simple materials and watch the story at the end digitally.
Audio Play Production - Producing a short audio play with sounds, voice and music.
Drawing and Printmaking - Drawing and printing with different techniques telling a story or creating a graphic novel.
Digital Storytelling - Creating a video story with photos, video or sound pieces to tell a story about your life or fictional ideas.
Previously, I have worked with different groups and on different media. As an art educator, I work at Museum SInclair-Haus, and once in a while offer workshops in different places of our planet. Previous projects were held at Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax), Supalife Kiosk (Berlin), Umundu Festival (Dresden), the Youth Gathering House (Roßbach/Naumburg) or with the Banff Elementary School (Banff/Canada).
Umundu Festival for Sustainability (Dresden, Oct 2019)
October 2019, for the Umundu festival in Dresden, Lena Sandel and I gave a free workshop in art and nature. In the 2 hour workshop people found time and space for contemplation in nature and creativity. The workshop took place in the Großer Garten, Dresden.
Teacher´s Educational Workshop Art & Nature (Sept 2019)
At Museum Sinclair-Haus, in September 2019, I gave a workshop in Art & Nature education for Teachers. The Teachers Training discusses questions such as: How can schools incorporate Cultural Education in School? How can Schools collaborate with institutions and artists? How do you find finances for your projects?
Wilderness Education Weekend: Nature Prints (May 2018)
At a wilderness education weekend I gave a nature print workshop for families and people of all ages. We collected plants and made nature prints to then make small booklets and postcards.
Experimental Book Arts (June 2018)
Eyelevel Book Arts Gallery in Halifax is a book arts exhibition and workshop space. In June 2018, I gave a workshop in experimental book arts for students of the design course. We explored book art creation and storytelling. The space also showed the Travel Exhibition as an inspiration for the workshop.
Bookbinding Basics Course (May 2016)
This six-hour course taught basics in book making at the Hobby-Art place in Assenheim close to Frankfurt, Germany. A mixed group of adults and kids learned Japanese bindings, booklet-making and a few great artist books and note books came out of the course. Well done, everyone felt really inspired! (April 2016)
Bookbinding and paste paper making
At the Elementary School in Wernigerode (Freie Grundschule), we have been creating an artist folder. The children in 3rd grade made their own paste paper and created the folder using the bookbinding materials. (May 2015)
The Blue Light
In 2010, I was offered to lead an Art Camp with elementary school kids in Banff, Alberta. My collegue Nui and I started to conceptualize a day of teaching Shadow Theatre. We choose to use the story "The Blue Light" as a theme for the day. The children, age 5-12, explored their own ideas to the story. (August 2010)