After more than 20 years in a traditional educational setting, and with a Master of Education from Lesley University, I decided it is time to branch out, by bringing my passion of teaching art directly into the community. As a teaching artist now, I have found there is a need to find an artist and teacher that knows their subject and can inspire others to want to create. Success in creating art is built on the basic concepts of the elements of art and the principles of design the emphasizes self-exploration, self-confidence and finding passion within to creating. I believe there is an artist in everyone the artist and teacher must find develop, inspire, and nurture that creativity within. Before teaching, I worked as a commercial artist in private industries and with my background and experience as a graphic artist, artist, art teacher, and now a teaching artist, I have found a strong connection to geometric shapes, patterns, and textures as seen and observed in our everyday environment as well as in nature. Much can be accomplished with the right teacher, exposure to different mediums that will manifest each creative thought while inspiring individual styles and techniques that are unique to every individual. Because of my various experiences I have found myself drawn to, and influenced by, the works of artists such as Piet Mondrian, Frank Lloyd Wright, E. C. Escher, Paolo Uccello, George Seurat, Albrecht Durer, Mary Cassette and Vincent Van Gogh. More of my thoughts and art can be found on my website www.ravenartcreations.com.
I teach anything needed in cosplay construction and styling. Sewing, pattern making, paper mache, foam forming, anything needed for structure and support, like wood, or pvc pipe, spray foam, etc.
I teach digital drawing and digital collage. I specialize in digital monsters. www.capturedmonsters.com
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Natalie Rotman Cote
Natalie Rotman Cote is an artist who loves nature and enjoys variety in her art. She enjoys travelling with her husband Steve and hopes to capture and share the beauty of the world through her art. They are avid animal lovers and their family currently includes 2 dogs: a retired racer Greyhound Tommy and Beagle rescue Niki. Natalie got started in art when she took a drawing class as an adult at the Sharon Arts Center in Sharon, NH USA. She has studied at the NH Institute of Art and has taken workshops with many professional photographers and painters over the past several years. Her art is available for purchase online at www.natalies-art.com.