ail Blate is a North Carolina artist and teacher. She holds a BA in Art Education and an MS in Special Education. Having taught art to blind children, she brings a unique way of seeing to her fabric art and classes, inspiring her students to look beyond their usual fields of vision. Her completion of the SoulCollage® Facilitator Certification with Catherine Anderson and the Mandala: Holistic Reflection of the Self Certificate Program with Susanne Fincher have added new insights and dimensions to her own work and her workshops and classes.
One of her greatest joys comes from helping others develop the confidence to reach beyond their inhibitions and perceived limitations to discover their own inner creativity. Her heartful, flexible teaching style creates a class atmosphere of acceptance, encouragement and stimulation.
ail’s talents go beyond teaching. Her passionate explorations of watercolor painting, stained glass work and fabric design (batik, silk-screen, fabric painting, and quilting), Mandalas and SoulCollage® provide a wealth of resources to share with her students and friends.