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Three “Rs” guide me as a teacher:  relationships, resiliency and reflection.

As a student, my liberal arts education gave me the freedom to explore a wide breadth of subject matter and deepened my understanding of how the artist-citizen participates in the greater social community.


As an educator, I channel this philosophy into the class studio by encouraging students to explore relationships between the seemingly disparate aspects of their lives and the ways in which various academic disciplines feed one another. 


My intention is to empower students to say, "I can try anything



Take creative action during your visit to the North Shore. Registration has opened to reserve a 4-hour hot metal casting workshop for your own group. The “hands on” experience involves carving your own design relief pattern in bonded sand and casting it in aluminum or bronze at Mueller Studio in Lutsen. To reserve an afternoon session for your group (10) max, contact the Grand Marais Art Colony  with your with your travel dates.



( use the contact page to discuss, workshops. visiting artist and private studio sessions)



  • “one of the best professors I ever had, cool projects organized, an elder god ;personality like string cheese indeed”

  • “By far the best class I have ever had, an atmosphere conducive to the creative process, warm welcoming supportive and open to mistakes ideas, I wish it would not end, Thanks Greg, literally the best”

  • “You opened my eyes, one of the best art teachers I ever had”

  • “Challenging and out of the box thinking”

  • “He was very astute to student needs, yet allowed options, I will miss his attitude and encouragement”

  • “Very good instructor: friendly, organized, fair, inspiring, enthusiastic, amazing, loved this course”

  • “An overwhelming library of knowledge within 3-D realm, wonderful teacher smart and supportive

  • “You outdid yourself with initiative determination willingness to work just as hard as your students; should be commended”

  • “Supercool even when I had no idea what I was doing”

  • “Hey Greg, I just wanted to take a minute and express how much I appreciate you as a teacher. You were my first art teacher since middle school and are a major reason that I am an Art Education major. Thank you for going the extra mile and pushing each student to invest themselves in their work and giving them permission to push the envelope. Thank you for giving me the courage and permission to pursue art. I hope to see you back around Spartanburg since you are such a strong source of inspiration and role model as someone who gets into the studio to get the job done. Thank you for everything and I hope we can keep in touch! “




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