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Art Instruction

Lauren teaches regularly at Delaplaine Arts Center,

John C. Campbell Folk School, and Frederick Books Arts Center.

Check out Workshops for current listing of offerings.

Lauren has 20+ years of teaching experience (included 7 years of academic teaching) and facilitates workshops in the US & abroad on a variety of topics - browse the list, if something stands out or you would like to collaborate

contact Lauren.

  • Blacksmithing

  • Bookbinding

  • Creative Mindfulness

  • Chakra & Soul Portrait Painting

  • Dyeing with Natural Colorants

  • Essential Oils

  • Foraging

  • Foundry (iron, bronze, aluminum)

  • Herbalism

  • Mold Making (green sand, resin bonded sand, rubber mold, and plasti-paste mother molds)

  • Painting (Watercolor & Acrylic)

  • Printmaking (experimental & traditional techniques)

  • Sound Meditations

  • Visual Journaling

  • Wildcrafting & Eco-spirtualism

  • and much more


Experience Life with Art Journaling

September 24th 10 am - 2 pm

at Riverworks Art Center 

Awaken your inner explorer through expressive art journaling & observing the world we live in through a different lens.


Exploratory Mixed Media for chronicling travel & everyday life. Bring your favorite travel sketchbook or mixed media journal, ephemera that you've collected over the years, and any paints, markers, pens, and pencils you enjoy working with. There will be some materials available to share.

*note class will follow Riverworks Covid-19 protocol

Painting with Textiles

Wednesdays, Sept 21 - Oct 2

6-8:30 pm EST

at Delaplaine Arts Center

Fabric assemblages, including textile collage and art quilting, are increasingly popular, highlighting the unlimited potential of using mixed-media to enrich and enliven your work with unique surface design. Learn how to incorporate embellished textile techniques, appliqué, quilting, thread and bead embroidery, and photographic images in your projects. We will also explore hand quilting, principles of design, presentation of textile art, and more. Sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Supply list will be included with confirmation.


NOTE: Masks are required for this class. In person only at Delaplaine Arts Center.

Get Your Feet Wet - Intro to Watercolor

Thursdays, Sept 22 - Nov 10

6 - 8 pm EST

at Delaplaine Arts Center

Always wanted to try watercolor? Sample the paints, brushes, and papers used in this magical medium. Demonstrations and examples of various techniques will be covered, allowing you to experiment and become familiar with materials while you develop the skills to create beautiful watercolor paintings. No experience needed - just an adventurous spirit.

NOTE: Masks are required for this class. In person only at Delaplaine Arts Center.

Plein Air Painting Workshop

October 22, 10 am - 2 pm

at Riverworks Art Center 

Get out of the studio and into nature. All levels welcome!


Explores the beauty of Riverworks Art Center headquarters and sculpture garden at Alden Farms. Become a better observer of your environment, while honing skills in sketching and painting from life. 

*note class will follow Riverworks Art Center Covid-19 protocol

Intro to Ceramics

Tuesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 13

6 - 9 pm 

at Delaplaine Arts Center

From utilitarian housewares to ceramic sculptures, learn the principles of hand building ceramics and get a taste for throwing pottery on a wheel.

NOTE: Masks are required for this class. In person only at Delaplaine Arts Center.

Watercolor Bootcamp

August 27, 10 am - 3 pm

at Riverworks Art Center 

This 5 hour bootcamp to hone your watercolor technique, so you can start painting, art journaling, or painting plein air faster and with more confidence. 

Based off of her eight class series "Get Your Feet Wet: Watercolor Basics" this is the nitty gritty of various paint applications, color mixing information, mixed media techniques, and composition layout suggestion that you'll need to improve your watercolor skills. 

*note class will follow Riverworks Art Center Covid-19 protocol


Let's Work Together

Contact Lauren about facilitating a class or

workshop at your location...

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