Art Coach/Instructor

I offer a variety of individual and group art coaching and classes.

I am a working artist and I bring to my teaching and coaching a depth of art experience. I enjoy working with creative people. I am enthused by the joy of each artist’s process. Together, we can discover where you want to go or continue your pathway, breaking through where it may feel there are barriers. We can find the spark, ignite the spark and kindle the spark that is precious and a source of our greatest joy.

From Art/ Solutions June 2015 newsletter
I worked one-on-one teaching photography to an individual client working to form her own creative vision. The client learned to use her digital camera and iPhone. Working together she increased her photography skills and formulated her personal photographic vision. The sessions moved her forward and she tells me her world is reshaping. These client learning sessions are always fun for me as I am learning with each lesson I teach. As I teach I feel a sense of obligation to be the photographer I am, encourage students and modeling an expanding understanding of what a photographer is. What she told me,

“It is fun to know there is so much more possibility than I realized. {I am} noticing more possibilities as I go about life; watching light differently… I feel the desire to continue this exploration. That is the most important part. Thanks for the part you have played.”

Call or email for a guide to creative coaching.

Susan@susandetroy.com   541 345-2514

See the About Page for Current Introductory Offers


Workshops I Offer:

Deepen Your Vision: Creating From The Deeper You

Introduces and integrates more of who you are into your photographic practice. Using any photographic device through prompts, concepts and discussion, I guide you. We are exploring, sharing, and photographing. You discover and expand your visual language photographing with direction. You learn new concepts and access your deeper inspiration.

Available in individual or small groups of 3 – 6.

This group usually meets once a month for six months.

Creative Goal Setting / Block Breaking: Step into Your Future

Do you feel blocked in your goals? Do you want to delve deep into your personal and creative goals? Do you wish for a different way to express your art? We work together facing and working through your blocks in your creative life.

Available in individual or groups of 3 – 6.

We meet once a month for six months to a year.

Layering, Seeing Deeper Using Transfer Media

Learn techniques to incorporate layering into your artwork. Learn to speak artistically, finding a deeper expression. Explore the meaning of layering while using transfer methods. Techniques include paper to pater transfers and lifts. Can include paper to wood and canvas. 

Available in individual or groups of 3 – 8.

Telling Your Visual Story on Facebook (Social Media)

Learn the importance of visual storytelling in social media. Discover your story and learn how to communicate it visually. Instruction geared towards individuals, businesses, and groups.

Available individual or groups up to 8.

Tune Ups for Creativity: At Work Series

Learn techniques and methods to open your group or individuals for incorporating creativity into your daily work.

Available on-site for groups up to 20.

Staying Alive: At Work Series

Keep yourself and your coworkers alert, sharp, yet relaxed through easy physical practice.

Available on-site for individuals and groups up to 20.

 


Talks I Offer:

Layering, Seeing Deeper, Inside the Artist’s Mind

What does the technique of layering communicate to its viewer? I will share my exploration through years of work I have produced using layering and transfer printing to communicate my visual story.

How I Got Here: The Journey of One Artist

I share my journey as an artist – my challenges, where I failed and succeeded. This journey may support your own.

The Place of Art: How to Tell Your Business’ Visual Story

Conversations for individuals, businesses, or groups for posting your business’ visual content. Hear how businesses and individuals use images to tell their story visually.


Current Offerings 

Spring 2017 May 6

Layering: Seeing Deeper at Whiteaker Printmakers

Spring 2017 through May 

Deepening Your Visual: Photographing with Inspiration