During the summer of 2022, I explored fiber arts techniques with professional artist Deb Cholewicki. Our individualized work together included 10 hours on topics such as weaving construction and sculptural fiber compositions. These sessions enabled to incorporate professional weaving techniques into her mixed media artwork.

These professional development activities provided the time and space for me explore fiber techniques with the skilled teaching of Deb Cholewicki. The new skills I learned will be incorporated into future works of art and shared with the community at large through galleries and exhibitions.

Time and space dedicated to professional learning and development is incredibly valuable, as it offers the opportunity for reflection and a new way of thinking. All of this leads to a more successful creative endeavor for me as an artist. Special thanks to the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing for their support!

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