Colleen Gerrits

Colleen Gerrits

Greenwich
I am an artist and part time teacher who loves sharing the joy of creativity through art! I currently live in Greenwich with my husband, 3 children and one cat. I share my home studio with my art students of all ages, bringing to life a variety of artwork every week. I enjoy dabbling in wet felting, and encaustic painting but primarily continue to paint in acrylics incorporating mixed media with a rustic flare. My work can be seen in Apple Bin Gallery, Fat Cats Menagerie of Art, or my home studio upon request .
Workshops and Activities 
Teachers are constantly feeling overwhelmed by art. They feel guilty for not doing art enough with their class due to lack of time and/or fear of inadequacy. Sometimes, they simply don't want to deal with the mess and have no idea where to begin. I want to come into the class and take the stress off the teacher! Teaching in schools, art classes and art camps over the years have provided me with a lot of ideas and experience. I have many art lessons that I would love to share and would be happy to design a project for individual classes and/or schools! I can provide the students with a fun and educational art experience. I will encourage confidence through direction but also allow certain freedoms to make their art piece unique and individual to each student. I love leading classes through rewarding processes like: *making a textured canvass painting *creating a mixed media painting *combining collage and painting *sketching with highlights and shadows *creating art with wool through felting
Contact this artist to start planning your project!
902-542-9883
Grade Levels 
Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise 
Textiles/Fabric, Collage, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media