Ko Chen Hawkes has been an art teacher and artistic therapist for many years, both in Canada and in Southern California. She is a faculty member of the West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy, British Columbia where she teaches painting to the students in the Early Childhood Program and the Grade School program during the summer. She conducts monthly and weekly painting classes in Southern California at the Rudolf Steiner Community Center, the Christian Community Church, and at home in Altadena. Ms. Hawkes teaches art, painting, and drawing, as well as therapeutic art. She frequently travels to facilitate workshops for professional development, conferences and individual therapies with children and adults. Ms. Hawkes has taught with the Waldorf Institute of Southern California and is leading a painting workshop for members and friends of the Christian Community Church in Lima, Peru. She holds a diploma from the Hibernia School of Artistic Therapy in Stroud, England and a B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles.