Art educator (Baraboo, Wisconsin)
Session: Sustainable Mending in our Communities (Friday, 11am – 12:15pm)
My studio is the lab where I Learn, Adapt and Create.
As an art educator living in the Midwest, I’m passionate about sustainability & urban gardening, committed to maintaining a public garden space in the downtown area where I reside with my family. I spent my formative years living in Cuba, where I was born, and migrated to the USA as a teen, settling in NYC in the 90’s. My professional background is in the banking industry. I switched careers over five years ago and now lead workshops in a variety of mediums, while working full time.
In all workshops, I encourage sustainability as a way to build confidence and community, with a back-to-basics approach and consciousness about resource use/waste.
I focus on the perfectly imperfect aspects of discovery by exploring new tools & techniques to expand on experimentation, as a means to living a satisfying, creative life. Creating with purpose and intention and teaching others to embrace their individual creative paths, is the starting point to a transformative and healing future.