Instructor Fresia Valdivia | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Fresia's Background

Fresia Valdivia has been expressing herself with the artistic passion she was born with through writing, painting, modeling, and creating arts and crafts.

Over the years, she has learned about a variety of different artistic disciplines, resulting in a deeper understanding of the artistic world and how it can become an everlasting fountain of energy and ideas. She truly believes that this is what it means to be an artist and to live in a constant motion of the spirit.

Fresia is an arts and crafts teacher with more than 25 years of experience teaching art classes to a wide array of audiences -- from small children to senior citizens.

As a teacher and an artist, she uses and teaches an array of artistic techniques, from modeling in cold porcelain to drawing and painting to fabric crafts, and more.

Fresia has a degree in journalism and has trained in a wide range of art and craft specialties in Chile, Mexico, Peru, and the US.

She recently moved to Seattle to begin her next chapter and continues to create art while sharing her passion with others.


Fresia's Teaching Style & Approach

How do you present materials to your students?

On the first class, I take the different materials that we will use during the class and I explain each one.

I try to give a lot of alternatives to the students so they can choose materials according to their preference.

How do you work with and interact with your students?

Each class I bring different examples so students can choose their favorite model and replicate it. I start but demonstrating how to measure the space, draw the lines and choose the right color value.

After everyone chooses their design and start the process I take the time to go to each one to answer questions and give them more directions specific to their project.

What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?

I encourage each student to follow their own style at their own time. At the beginning of each

At the beginning of each class, I show different techniques that will support their creativity. I challenge them to explore different areas to inspire them and increase their knowledge from class to class.