Peggy excels in bringing together her knowledge and talent in art to the benefit of her students. She counters fears of beginning students, instructs with creative approaches and advances their progress with insightful but gentle critiques. I have been privileged to study with Peggy for most of the last five years at the Sedona Art Center and have developed the utmost respect for her as an artist and a teacher. I am a retired university faculty member, scientific researcher and administrator who entered the study of drawing as a novice. Peggy blended instruction in techniques with insights into creativity that enabled me to build my skills and confidence. I continue to grow in my artistic abilities and am now pleased to show my work regularly and occasionally win recognition.
Because of my professional experience in university education I can recognize and appreciate excellence in instruction. Peggy exemplifies the best in every aspect of empathetic and effective teaching. Moreover, she is a hard working, dedicated and delightful person and a fine human being.
Without reservation, I highly recommend Peggy Sands to you.
~Patsy B. Reed, PhD • Chancellor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Asheville