I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. I moved to Erie, CO with my family after high school. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Art History with emphasis on the arts of Southeast Asia and the Italian Renaissance.
My passion for the arts was forged at a very early age as every woman in my family is an artist. I have been teaching art to youth for over a decade through the “Y” in Boulder Valley Fine Arts Camps and after school programs, volunteering at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts for their summer program; Young Artists at Work, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale and Weld County.
I enjoy creating paintings, photographs and mixed media works. I am a resident of downtown Longmont and I value the emphasis on the arts and arts education that the people of Longmont hold.
I am so grateful to be a part of the Firehouse Art Center community and I look forward to inspiring and enabling the young future artists in our community.
Saturday Art Experience Curriculum
April 14 - Comic Crazy
Lesson: Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making (based on themes from MOMA exhibit March – June 2007) Youth will take concepts to turn themselves into a comic-essentially creating a statement of themselves through the use of satire/comic genre motifs.
May 12 - Found and Recycled
Lesson: Found objects and recycled/able items turn junk into art. Youth will learn about artists working in a very wide variety of mediums from recycled tires and boots to peanut butter and jelly to small toys. Youth will learn about different environmental concepts such as landfill waste, over consumption and waste and learn the usefulness of these concepts in the art making process.
June 9 - MURALS!
Lesson: Painting murals to learn how to work on a large scale and skills of group cooperation. Youth will tell a grand story through a very grand scale genre of art. Participants will learn to work together on one finished product yet still take a piece of the project with them.
Tue, March 20, 2012
by Firehouse Art Center