Donna-Maree Wilding (DM!) has been teaching private and group art classes for over 20 years. DM’s warm, inspirational and uplifting teaching approach to art expression brings creative encouragement to the children, teens and adults that she works with. DM has developed and taught programs for “LeAP”, funded by The Bloomberg Project, which was formed to transform schools in the South Bronx.
Her inspirational methods of teaching art to both children and adults has kept her in demand for art-expression programs throughout the world. DM has worked as an art teacher in New York at The Art Studio NY where she founded the children’s multi-media classes and at Harlem Village Academies “Find Your Passion” program (a school that President Obama describes as a model for the national education agenda and what Mayor Bloomberg calls “the poster child for this country”).
DM shares the gift of authentic self-expression with students of all ages and all artistic levels worldwide. DM’s unique teaching method combines artistic technique with authentic self-expression from deep within, thus encouraging an extremely positive, open, joyful and empowered artistic experience.
Her students find not only their artwork on the canvas maturing rapidly, but they also see their lives off the canvas taking form in incredible, inspiring ways! In both her own artwork or when teaching, lecturing, in workshops or retreats.
DM shares her passion for creativity, self-empowerment and authentic artistic self-expression as a pathway to freedom, inner-peace, celebration, and deep joy. She feels most excited about celebrating the full potential in all that cross her path!