Lauren admires the honest and fearless approach young children have to art. She combined Art with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and began working as a creative development mentor and art instructor in 2012. Since then, she has facilitated many private, individual and group sessions.
As a creative development mentor, she helps youth overcome self-imposed limits and strengthens their confidence and self-esteem by nurturing their creative outlet from an early age. They are encouraged to maintain their inner child and place of inspiration, while developing artistic skillsets by physically and mentally exploring materials, mediums and mindfulness.
Lauren’s diverse skills allow her to assist youth in her community in many different ways. In 2007, LBS raised $9,000 for non-profit Big Brothers and Big Sisters Canada through an art show. In 2012-2013 she curated a successful after-school program with Youth Central and Making Changes Association for their new space called My Best Friend’s Closet. In 2016, Lauren will began collaboration with CARYA (formerly known as Calgary Family Services) to faciliate art and empowerment sessions for Grades 7-9 girls at through various CBE schools.
Lauren also offers private art lessons, specializing in painting and pottery.
Inquire about her workshop series: Elevate + Create which combines Art with Yoga: Mindfullness meditation and Visual art.