I am a licensed, certified art teacher with 13 years of experience in public education. I now offer classes or of my home studio for children, teens, and adults.
What makes us unique is our three-pronged approach to teaching art: history, technique, and expression. Our lessons include examples of work from master artists, an introduction to the relevant elements and principals of design, and the portion to create your own unique work using the information given to you.
It is not about art for the sake of art, but art for self building and expression!
I love working alongside my students and learning from them as they learn. While I might be the one with training it is always super exciting to see someone make a project their own.
Theresa is the best! I did an adult painting night with her and she was so patient with us. I've never thought of myself as an artist, but she walked me through each step and helped me fix any mistakes I made. I now have an amazing picture I love! My daughter has also taken a few art camps with Theresa and she really enjoyed those as well. She always came home with great projects wanting to know when the next class was.
I usually have an intake meeting with the student where we talk about thier goals in taking lessons. They let me know how many classes they are wanting to take and I design a curriculum to help them meet their goals in that time-frame. If the student wishes, I can also provide independent lessons that can be worked on between classes.
I majored in Theatre Arts Education where I took classes in stage make-up, scenic design/construction, and costume design/construction. In addition to the classes for my major, I took several art classes that lead to me testing into my position as an art teacher. I have continued my education through personal study, daily practice, and several mentors in different fields along the way.