Teaching

Workshops: Puppets, Masks, and More

"Our youth really enjoyed their visiting artist! Anne was great...and brought a very cool project." -Lisa Grotenhuis Crocker, Resident Services Coordinator, Ames Lake

Anne is a former Minnesota State Arts Board Roster Artist with more than 20 years of experience. She has taught residencies in the schools, library workshops, and for organizations such as Artstart, Heart of the Beast, and Lifeworks. Anne has worked with all ages and many abilities, and is happy to provide virtual or in-person instruction. She can teach in English and/or Spanish.

New! Virtual Learning Videos. (Can be paired with Zoom instruction)

Science + Art (STEAM) videos:
  • Bugs and Creepy Crawly Critters (Learn about bugs and make a bug marionette)
  • Awesome Owls and Captivating Conifers
  • Let it Snow! The Art of Simon Beck and Snowflake Bently. (Learn about the science of snow, some snow artists, and make colorful glowing ice globes.)
  • Star Wars (Find out how much of the science in Star Wars is true, and make a mask inspired by your favorite character from the series.)
Famous Artist Series:
  • Dandy Andy (Learn about Andy Goldsworthy and make some of your own land art)
  • Unruly Chihuly (Upcycled art project inspired by the glass art of Dale Chihuly)

For a sample of Anne’s virtual teaching style, check out the Bugs and Creepy Crawly Science and Art video on YouTube.

Embroidery project from residency with Artstart and 4th graders. St. Paul students studied plants and animals along the Yangtze River and created a giant “river” for the Eco Arts Festival.
Embroidery project from residency with Artstart and 4th graders. St. Paul students studied plants and animals along the Yangtze River and created a giant “river” for the Eco Arts Festival.
Anne enjoys designing new projects based on the needs of the client, but has some standard programs on offer:

Puppet & Mask Classes:

  • Color or Black Shadow puppets
  • Toy Theatre
  • Hand Puppets
  • Dragon Masks

Latin American Inspired Crafts:

  • Metal Tooling
  • Papél Picado
  • Paper Flowers
  • Retablos
  • Bark painting

Other Classes Anne offers:

  • Creative Writing
  • Beginning embroidery
  • Dry needle felting
  • Collage as Journal
Anne's students created bark paintings at the MN Science Museum's Camp Wabasha: