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About 

Art by Preference

Renew, Heal, & Grow

Through Art

Through customized art activities and relaxed conversation, Art by Preference can help you relieve stress, increase productivity, decrease or eliminate anxiety, and much more.   Programs are designed to meet you where you are, at any skill level.  Other services are available as well.

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Renew

It's easy to get stuck in the same routines, ways of thinking, and ways of living when you've been doing them for so long.   Art by Preference renews your thinking about life and decision-making.

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Heal

When your spirit is broken, breaking, or at unease, simple things can be overwhelming.  Creative healing helps you acknowledge, safely confront, and overcome obstacles in your way.

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Grow

Once your thinking is renewed and your spirit is healed, you are ready to bloom and grow your inner self.  This is the beginning of a necessary and amazingly fresh new you.

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RHG Options Compared

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Individual

Private healing sessions are confidential and target your individual needs directly.  Once your primary source of concern is identified, Preference customizes a renew, heal, grow (RHG) plan for your overall growth. Read more about the other options. 

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Group

Group healing sessions are like creative support groups, you get to share as much or a little as you like in a safe, nurturing environment.  You get guidance from Preference and encouragement from peers.  You might even make a new "friend."

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PURPOSE

Preference believes that people are supposed to help each other and maintain community through whatever means comes the most naturally...without distress or at one's personal expense.  By providing a nurturing and positive creative environment, Art by Preference helps people to renew, heal, and grow through art.

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Why I Care

There are so many broken people in the world who have not tapped into healing through art. When I help someone feel better through a creative action, it helps us all on this planet.  All we have is each other.

People often miss out on the benefits of art because at some point, they began to believe they were no longer "good enough" to create it.

My goal is to turn that around! -Preference

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Why I'm Qualified

Professional and academic credentials aside...I had a personal experience that rocked my world in ways I never imagined.  In order to save myself, I dug deep inside and used what I knew...art.  I come from a family of artists and creating came naturally to me, though I studied art formally.

Painting helped me redirect negativity that I couldn't figure out how to manage, and I just want to help others experience this feeling.  Art is life, why separate the two?

Education

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NC Central University

BA in Art (Education)

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The Ohio State University

MA in Art Education

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NC State University

Advanced to PhD Candidacy in Instructional Technology

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