Fine Art/Arts & Crafts/Clay
Madi is a Portland, Oregon native who received her B.A. in Studio Arts and Art History from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. From a young age, Madi has been passionate about art and teaching. She taught as a painting instructor to both children and adults before moving to New Orleans to volunteer with an Americorps program. There, she taught elementary and middle school students within the New Orleans school system and enjoyed walking around the historic city taking in the history, art, and design. She has since moved back to Portland to continue to help her community. Madi feels that art is more than just a visual expression, it is also healing and encourages personal growth. She strives to teach those values through multiple mediums, including pen & ink, painting, polymer clay, and jewelry making.