Private Coaching Available


Bay Area Parents: I offer private coaching for teens and 'tweens wishing to develop a visual arts or media portfolio for applying to arts high school or college.

Please contact me for more information.

"Barbara was fantastic with my shy son - she made him comfortable right away and helped him move his creative ideas into action!  She had realistic expectations and high expectations of what a teen is able to do!" -Teresa 

"Barbara was able to quickly assess my daughter’s strengths and weaknesses and customize a series of enjoyable, achievable art goals, lessons, and homework catered specifically to my daughter’s individual needs" -Megan

“I cannot recommend Barbara highly enough. In early 2020 we worked with Barbara for about a year. While in the middle of a pandemic, she patiently coached and inspired my daughter in a playful and low-pressure way. I am so glad we found Barbara and cannot recommend her enough for her patience, skills and knowledge. My child really loved working with her AND she got into the top San Francisco arts high school to boot.” -Lucy

"I took a portfolio building class a few months ago, and I just wanted to say thanks so much! I definitely got better at drawing, and (the arts high school) accepted my application! It was definitely one the reasons I got in. Thanks for the amazing class!"  -Ember