I teach art to children after school in Westchester, New York. I teach grades 1-4 at our local elementary school and grades 5-6 at the middle school. I love creating art lessons, and I love the time with the kids.
I try to achieve a balance between directed skill development and a child's own creative vision. I like to teach specific techniques and provide the opportunity for children to add their own imagination to the project, to experiment with a variety of materials, and just to enjoy making art!
I am currently painting in watercolors and am happy two of my paintings of rainbow trout were selected for a juried show last year, "Call of the Wild!" at the Anderson Chase Gallery in Goldens Bridge, NY.
I have a Master's from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's from Kenyon College. I have studied art, art history, English, and marketing/advertising. I completed an internship with Mona Brookes, artist and author of Drawing with Children, a few years ago at her studio in Berkeley, CA.
I live in Westchester County, NY with my husband. Our two children are in college, fortunately not too far away. We enjoy spending time on Nantucket with family and friends.