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I approach teaching as an introduction to seeing our world anew.  We learn best in an atmosphere of calm and expansiveness so we start by quieting the mind and centering our focus.  From this calm and centered place, students become more receptive to what speaks to them and the skills necessary for the task require less effort. 

The great haiku poet Matsuo Basho said,

“Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree,
and about a bamboo stalk from a bamboo stalk.”
Janet often teaches workshops with her husband, Jungian psychologist and magician, Tom Verner.  Contact us for further information to set up a workshop for your organization, school, or small group.
Some of our workshops:
Journal keeping; Word and Image
Deam Retreat; Visions of the Night
Experimental Drawing
Jumpstarting Creativity (for tired teachers and non-artists)
Plein Aire Drawing with Watercolors
Watercolor, Drawing, Acrylic Painting
Introduction to Creative Materials
Past Workshop Hosts:
Omega Institute, “The Art of Magic and the Magic of Art”
Burlington College, “Visions of the Night”
Robert Bly’s Great Mother Conference
New England Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Retreat
Vermont State Craft Center, Frog Hollow

“You are such gentle, spacious teachers. I love my book that I made when we worked together during our dream retreat last Oct. I would never have thought I could make the book, engage in the process and then enjoy the outcome so much. But you guided me gently through it, with no negative judgments along the way, just support and constructive guidance. I have come to appreciate different teaching styles so much. I think compassion is a great teaching asset don't you? You have that in spades.”
– Marie Rice, NYC, student at Bank Street College of Education


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