Montserrat College of Art (Fine Art and Art Ed)
I was born an artist, making marks from a very young age and selling my drawings to neighbors, family, and friends. But I learned that I am also a teacher. How did I learn this? By doing, of course, although not as one would expect. I volunteered my time working with third-graders and began incorporating art projects into the lessons they were learning. Doing this seemed so natural to me, after all art making is a form of learning. Parents loved this approach so much they exclaimed "You should be a teacher!" So, I went to college to obtain my degree and teaching certification.
I love teaching and I love art, so teaching art is really the greatest experience in the world for me. I bring this passion and excitement to all the lessons I teach. I believe that we are all artists to the extent that we are born with the ability to express ourselves. I help my students find the best way to do that.
I now hold a BFA in Painting and Art Education with a double minor in Art History and Creative Writing. I am licensed to teach Visual Art in Massachusetts for grades pre-k to 12 and have been sharing a love of art and learning with students for over fifteen years.
The best way to discover if art lessons are right for you is to sign up for at least one. After that, you'll love it so much, you'll want to continue with more lessons. I was born an artist, making marks from a very young age and selling my drawings to neighbors, family, and friends. But I learned that I am also a teacher. How did I learn this? By doing, of course, although not as one would expect. I volunteered my time working with third-graders and began incorporating art projects into the lessons they were
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I hold a BFA in Painting, which required extensive and vigorous study in drawing. I have taught classes and workshops in this subject. I taught a private art student an in-depth observational drawing course to prepare for college level admittance, of which he was accepted.
I have taught myself how to needle felt initially as a hobby. But I found such success that I sold many of my creations and was invited to teach workshops locally. I also presented an at-capacity workshop to other art teachers at the Massachusetts Art Education Conference.
I hold a degree in painting, which included coursework across various styles and subjects. I am skilled in still life, portraiture, landscape, etc. Most recently a painting I completed is being published as an illustration in a new book coming out Summer of 2015.
I hold a minor in Creative Writing and have excellent grammatical skill.