Teaching Art, Creativity & a Healthy Mind
I’ve been teaching art in it’s various forms since graduating from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. I have a passion for developing curriculum based on my own experiences & art making processes. But the best part of teaching for me is connecting with students; learning who they are, encouraging their unique voice & helping to quiet their self-criticism. I bring mindfulness & healing thought-modalities to each class regardless of subject matter. I believe anyone can enjoy art making, regardless of skill, so all skill levels are welcome. Because of the close connections that occur in my classroom, I prefer smaller class sizes. I have experience teaching on online platforms or in person. I hope I can bring a class or workshop to your institution soon!
Classes & Workshops
Learn & practice Mindfulness through art making. Participants garner self-acceptance & confidence in art making. Find calm, self-love & joy by learning to quiet self-criticism and judgement. This class can be a 6, 8, or 10 week class, presented as a single workshop or a series of workshops. For all skill levels.
This course was developed for participants who have experienced trauma or grief. Participants learn techniques for self-guided processing of emotions through art & writing. It is not intended to be therapy or to replace therapy. The course is taught with sensitivity for privacy. It can be led as a 6, 8 or 10 week course. For all skill levels.
Sketchbooks are the birthplace of many creative ideas and a place of artistic freedom. Participants will learn how to craft their own simple sketchbooks, then learn how to fill them up! Each class is focused on a different technique in sketchbook making & keeping. It can be a 6, 8, or 10 week class, presented as a single workshop or a series of workshops. For all skill levels.
Learn the art of combining differing medias together. Experimentation is highly encouraged and various challenges are presented. This class can be a 6, 8, or 10 week class, presented as a single workshop or a series of workshops. For all skill levels.
This course explores mono-printing with a Gell-press printing plate and several types of materials. It is easy & fun. Printing can be done on paper or fabric. Specific themes could be explored for single workshop or it could be a 6, 8 or 10 week course. For all skill levels.
Artists & writers will all face a block at some time in their career or hobby. Getting unstuck is no easy feat. This course focuses on various techniques to employ while stuck. Originating from my own experiences. It can be a 6, 8, or 10 week class, presented as a single workshop or a series of workshops. For all skill levels.
“She helps with letting go of self-criticism“
“Katharine Lion is skilled at setting the stage with her attitude and environment for a relaxed workshop. She is sincerely encouraging without using false praise. She practices and fosters acceptance.”
“She has a soothing voice and the pace is good.“