Art Teacher Mom

     Immediately out of my undergraduate degree program I gravitated towards teaching. I started as a preschool teacher for many years and it opened my eyes to the possibilities of a career teaching art. For over 25 years, before and after I had my own kids, I had taught both children and adults, in many of the materials that I am proficient in, in many different types of settings. I had classes in my own studio and also worked in glass shops doing workshops. I became an artist-in-residence in San Francisco and worked at many after-school programs with kids of all ages and ethnicities.

     The connection between being a parent and being an artist is something I live with every day. I have always been an artist from the time I was a little girl when I was painting rocks and selling them rocks from door to door. I brough art into our home as part of our everyday life.

But after over 20 years of scheduling art projects and then trying to fit my kids into my career, I decided to stay at home and be with my kids. As the years went by I began teaching weekly as an art arent in my kid’s school. Teaching art was my happy place and I was fortunate to have had the best of both worlds, by teaching in the classroom with my own kids, for 12 years.

SILK PAINTINGS

2nd Graders

POPPY PAINTINGS

5th graders

FELTING

4th grade