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Animated in her attempt, Laura Ramberg tries to give helpful instruction to a student designing a mask during an art session Feb. 1 at the Juvenile Detention Center, 330 NE Industrial Lane. Ramberg has been teaching at classes at the Juvenile Detention Center for the last 15 years.

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2013 Phoenix Awards: Ramberg's artwork, teaching embrace creative process

Laura Ramberg practices — and teaches — what she calls “creative life.” “Art-making is not just about making a product,” she says. “It’s about the creative process, so I think everyone can benefit from practicing artful living.”

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Artist teaches incarcerated youths to help them get positive attention

Every Friday for the past 15 years, artist Laura Ramberg has been teaching art to people convicted of some very serious crimes: Battery. Breaking and entering. Drug use. And none of her students are older than 17. By Margie Carr


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