Foundations of Black + White Class // Student Work

I love that I am a teacher. I love that I get to connect with brilliant souls from all over the world and make art together. 

I teach at The DEFINE School, where I've been for the last 6 years. I've been asked to move many times, but there's something about loyalty and also, it's nice to evolve in a space that supports you through all the awkward parts. It's like a friend who asked me to sit with them at lunch even when I had braces and a bad perm. They saw me and believed in me from the start, and being able to teach for them is sort of the best. 

Here is some incredible student work from this last month's class. I'm not lying when I say these human beings, who somehow find their ways into my online classes, make my creative world go round.

In January I will be teaching a revamped version of my very first class called Awakening the Spark. I'm only going to be teaching it once in 2017 so if you're feeling like you need a wake up call, this is the time to strike the match. 

Hillary Rain 

Hillary Rain 

Jasmin Fragias

Jasmin Fragias

Josune Aizpurua

Josune Aizpurua

Josune Aizpurua

Josune Aizpurua

Josune Aizpurua

Josune Aizpurua

Kelly Lapp

Kelly Lapp

Kelly Lapp

Kelly Lapp

Khiara Doorley

Khiara Doorley

I knew there was something special about Michelle… but there was no way for me to comprehend just how much magic she contained. I knew very little about black and white imagery before taking her class. I’d use it carelessly on photos with little to no thought or intention behind it. My world instantly changed with lesson 1 of her course. Each week she gently smoothed out our rough edges and helped refine our eyes to the beauty and intention behind black and white. It was life changing, soul-lifting. She has an incredible gift of challenging you but making sure you understand you’re not alone. I will forever be grateful for her wisdom and words. You must take this class. You deserve it.  
-Khiara Doorley