• EDUCATOR | AUTHOR | SPEAKER | MAKER 

  • I design every class and workshop to encourage discovery, individuality and a deep understanding of skill and concepts. Through collaboration and community, I believe learning should be meaningful and personal.

    I’m currently offering small, learner centered classes online. To see my current offerings, please visit SEA Online Classes.

    Past classes and workshops have included:

    Making  Through History (Ancients, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 16th & 17th Centuries, 18th & 19th Centuries, 20th Century to present, Designing the Future, and event or movement-specific classes)

    Making Through Literature: Harry Potter (Science and the History of Magic)

    Puppetry Theatre

    Art Collective

    Fantasy Map-Making

    The History of Weaponry and Warfare

    Approaching Controversial Memorials

    Feminism and Fairytales

    Protest Art

    Printmaking

    Laser cutting

    Soldering

    And much more!

    Parent Testimonials

    “I love seeing what projects Sam put together for each week. Fun, creative and definitely science with that Hogwarts flair! I also appreciated the weekly email update.” ~ Joy

    “Thank you again for the two wonderful workshops this year. We so appreciate your creativity and inspiration. The parents raved about them and the tweens really got a wonderful experience in learning history in a new way. Personally I was so inspired to imagine home education in a more creative dynamic way.” ~ Wendy

    “Sam is an amazing and gifted teacher and artist/anthropologist. Her love for art, history, and science is contagious and she aids her students to believe they are all artists in their own right. My daughter always looked forward to attending her classes with Sam! I also was impressed with her ability to use her intuition to guide students to express and think critically for themselves. Her kind and warm personality and style is executed through a sincere passion and wisdom for teaching!” ~Tamy

    “Thank you so much for touching my son’s life in such a deep, rich and meaningful way, and for the amazing impact you have had on him. He truly loves your classes and just has a joy of learning when under your guidance. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your ability to accept him for who he is and his unique personality and challenges. In the past we have struggled with ‘classroom’ learning environments and I am so grateful for you and your classes.

    He was always so delighted to make the drive to class and appreciate the beauty of the hills. On top of that he would be beaming with pride and joy upon my arrival to pick him up after your amazing classes. You are an inspiration and light to all those you encounter. We can not thank you enough.” ~ Nikki

    Kid Testimonials

    “It’s cool! It’s fun! It’s something I like!” (Harry Potter Science) ~ Lennon

    “I thought the puppetry class was just really fun because Sam is really nice and smart, she knows everything, and I learned new things. I like absolutely everything about her classes. The map class was super fun. My teacher Sam is always patient and nice and teaches me a lot. I also think Sam is really funny” ~Zuzu

    “Sam’s class is so fun that it’s easy to learn.  It’s easier to learn while doing something like working with different materials.” ~Isabella.

    “ Sam is a truly wonderful teacher. She taught me so much, and there’s nothing she can’t do. She is truly amazing” ~ Violet

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