Unfortunately the pandemic is still going full steam ahead with the Delta variant, and because of that, parents are rightfully cautious. I thought we would have been mostly out of it by now, but the tremendous lack of registrations for my first two in person NOVEL NEIGHBOR classes proved too soon, so I am pulling the plug on them, sadly.

I will keep the other classes scheduled as is for now and will assess it one by one as they come nearer. In the meantime, please check out my live ONLINE CLASSES, so even if you’re local, you can still have your kid take my classes using zoom!

In Person Classes Are Back… (Maybe?)

The first IN PERSON CLASS at The Novel Neighbor bookstore is now ready for registrations! AUG.28 @1pm is my How To Draw Pokemon characters class, ages 6-11. All information and registration can be found HERE!

IMPORTANT!! On 7/27 the CDC announced everyone in the three major hotspots across the US (Missori/STL being one of them) has to wear masks indoors regardless if they’re vaccinated or not. My classes will be follow CDC guidelines at the time of class, but this also means things can get worse and class won’t be held in person at all by the time we’re suppose to have it.

In the event we can’t meet in person, I will offer a live online version of this class via Zoom, and issue refunds for those who do not want to do an online class if that happens.

Stay tuned for more updates on this!


The past fourteen months have been exhausting. Yeah, that pandemic thing happened which caused me to shift my entire teaching business to be 100% online, and God blessed me with so much work during that time that there were several months in a row where I didn’t have a single day off and was fully booked for a month in advance several months in a row.

Just last week, for the first time in over a year, my total teaching hours for a week dipped down into single digits. Before then I was always near or at max capacity every week, with a few days that went over capacity. This doesn’t even include administration work time. In the end it may be time for an adult beverage, or three, to say the least.

Many things happened within that time span which I will discuss below, but first, the number one question you St. Louis people are wondering about is…