I get great satisfaction being around kids and helping them feel comfortable creating, exploring new ideas, learning new talents and persevering through challenges. And, I especially love helping my students recognize and fully accept that "mistakes" are wonderful opportunities for creative problem solving. I have taught students as young as five years old to college-aged "kids". I have created curriculums for many of the classes I have taught. I am happy to customize a "stand alone" curriculum or one that works in conjunction with an existing curriculum.
I am currently available for Teaching Artist Residences as well as shorter term art lessons. Please email me at lida(at)lidaenche(dot)com to get more information. Thank you!
Below are a few photos of my undergraduate Seattle Pacific University students with their - from observation - super-sized self portraits. I loved doing this project with them because they had to acknowledge and overcome their fear of making large-sized mistakes. Once this project was completed, working on a average-sized project wasn't nearly as scary. They had to work very hard to complete this assignment and were rightfully proud of what they accomplished!
Below are some photos of just a few of my younger student's art projects. As you can see - when I teach, everyone has a great time - including myself!
|A wonderful self portrait by one of my 7 year old students.|
|Art makes kids happy - its as simple as that.|
|The undeniable joy of paint covered hands.|
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