I served as a volunteer art docent for several years before becoming the school's Professional Expert in Visual Arts. I now teach twenty K-5 classes weekly in Sherman Oaks, CA and also conduct an after-school Art Enrichment program.
I love to find projects and materials that bring out the best in children’s art. Making them overlap school curriculum and art history as much as possible is a passion of mine.
In 2012, I was very proud to have the art from six of my students chosen for the redesign of the Strathmore Youth Product line.
I first earned my B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts and Design, and then enjoyed a 20-year career in graphic design. When my son entered kindergarten, my career path took a turn. Our local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration I needed to take up a new cause.
Owner / Creator of Art Projects for Kids.org blog since 1997. With over 1300 classroom-tested art projects posted, I’m happy to pass on my ideas and experiences to all who would like to add a little more creativity to their lives.
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