I force and coerce myself back into the studio or sit there with my yellow pads of paper, waiting for creativity to pounce. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. Pattie knows all this and offers a way out via incoming suggestions. She is brilliant, calm, and centered.
-- Sandee Johnson
The course material is generously provided and rich in content. Pattie is kind about not pressuring, respecting privacy, being upbeat and positive in encouraging, however, and to what extent students choose to engage. The course is designed to “come at your art in as many ways possible”. From practical steps to creative suggestions and considering your aspiration, the course gives artists helpful tools and inspiration. Pattie is an amazing art coach. Her strategies are so thoughtful, diverse, and creative, and her energy is so positive and boundless.
-- Kelly Matlock
Pattie, I want to say thank you. Your creativity Is fantastic and inspiring. I created something tonight and wanted to share as you inspired me. My good friend gave me this tree light, and then I decided to juxtapose it and put it in a cage. As I sit across from it, it constantly reminds me that the tree grows through the cage and upward even though I feel stuck. To new beginnings! Thank you. You inspire. If I had a million, you’d get half. Honestly. Thank you.
-- Matty Whitman
This course is so well organized, created, and actualized. Pattie, you are such an inspiration!
-- Mara Funk
Pattie’s genius is that she opens a corridor of doors for students (and always seems to have the key to a few more) but allows the choice and risk to be yours...autonomy that leads to actual integration and capability...the natural gift of a master.
-- Camille Hildebrandt
Pattie’s classes have been a revelation to me! Before, I had no system for developing my video and writing in a way that felt satisfying. Her class has unleashed my desire to express myself in as many artistic ways as possible! Pattie is supportive, creative, focused, brilliant, and wise! We were also encouraged to practice new art, which developed my creativity 100 fold!
--- Lydia Nor
Pattie’s put together thoughtful exercises to help me reach into my heart and soul for inspiration and apply them to my daily practice. Pattie is a supportive, non-judgmental teacher, surrounding me with other artists on their path.
--- Teri Nomura