Art In The Heart Of Mesa, Founder Mesa HeART Studio, Creative Coach,

Art In The Heart Of Mesa, Founder Mesa HeART Studio, Creative Coach,

5.0 (4)
2 hires on
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I am an artist and community instigator in Downtown Mesa, AZ helping artists to be prosperous and building a community where all belong. I teach all kinds of people ART and Photography! I teach Mobilephotography, Drawing, Painting,finding Creativity, Art and all kinds of Creative FUN! Kids, Families! Individuals, All even absolute beginners welcome! I teach mobile skills and creativity and more traditional creative experiences and coaching.

I also have training and practice facilitating creative and entrepreneurial organizational skills and accountability sessions. I use the Best Self Journal combined with other systems to help people realize their goals, projects, and dreams in a positive supportive way.

I also have training and experience with visioning sessions to help define big dreams and goals and then be able to break them down to timely actions to make them tangible.

My absolute favorite thing is to help someone create something or learn to express themselves artistically when they think that “can’t”! I think EVERYONE CAN! I think making art or taking a great image is about learning to unhook your logical brain and seeing what IS there instead of what you THINK you are “supposed” to see!

Recently Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange has hired me to teach a free community paint classes and Family Community Projects! . Families, kids and friends of all ages came. Even people who never painted at all were thrilled and made beautiful paintings! I love working with kids, families, professionals and amateurs. Anyone who wants to learn! It is always an adventure!

I make interactive public art projects too! I got a grant to build a giant Spirograph for the Mesa Prototyping Festival and it was amazing! It was for a weekend and now I have applied for the opportunity to improve the design to install one for 3 months! Experiencing all kinds of people of all ages playing and making creative fun together has been one of the best experiences I have ever had! 

I help people discover themselves and express their inner most dreams, work through things and find joy in self expression through creative experiences. 

I also love to help people define their visions and goals, then help them make a system to make the dreams tangible with timely organizational steps to actualize them.

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Mesa, AZ 85201
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4 Reviews


  • Lisa C

    great instructor, knows the content and can adapt to learning styles and goals quickly.

  • Brian Dye

    Jaime is an energetic, enthusiastic teacher who makes learning a fun, interactive process :D

  • Leslie Martin

    She utilizes all of her resources in order to provide the best experience for her students. She is full of knowledge and inspiration that easily flows into the minds of her aspiring artists. Her use of constructive criticism and positive feedback creates the best learning environment as well. I would definitely recommend her to a friend.

  • Jo Martin

    Jaime’s energy and knowledge. She makes the challenging side of art fun and obtainable.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I teach mobilephotography as well as creativity/drawing and painting, swimming and help with life goal short and long term goal setting .. I talk to the student and find out their goals and dreams with this creative endevor, life goals or swimming  and explain the options for the class. We can change the class focus somewhat based on the goals and aspirations of each student. This communication is ongoing , and we can agree on specific goals so really each class is unique.

I also teach self discovery through creative experiences and goal setting, tangible results and actualization of big dreams by defining tangible steps and realistic time lines.

I was a triathlete, coached both athletes and adults afraid of the water to swim. I enjoy helping people break down large goals to small, consistent steps for ultimate success!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I attended the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston Texasi attended art school on a photography scholarship yet painted and drew. Later I was confined to bed when the iPhone came out and learned from the beginning how to use Mobilephotography as fine art photography and later Digital Painting and art. I help beta test and develop art apps as well as work Internationally with the App Whisperer. Also for the last 10 years have trained and had experience helping others, both children, tend adults and seniors find their own creative spirit and learn to draw or paint. I have worked in interactive art projects to bring community together and use creative exercises to help people express their inner artist ! 

I have taken Artist Working in Community intensive training at Springboard for the Arts in Minnesota. I have received creative Placemaking and visioning training. I have attended Best Self seminars and workshops and held visioning/accountability sessions for many years. I have seen how this system has allowed me to accomplish big goals over time in am organized way.

I use the BestSelf journal ,being an early adapter, meeting the founders to set big dream goals; breaking them down in achievable parts and accountability steps. I have held weekly sessions privately and as a group. I had a brain infection, had difficulty focusing and organizing and can help others dream big and make concrete steps toward their goals and ultimately succeed, based on my own struggles and learned strategies.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge approximately $50 /hr for private, individual lessons, but could be more or less depending on the number of students and the class. I can get supplies or furnish a list if you want to buy your own. 

i am beginning to hold group lessons and accountability/visioning goal setting weekly and monthly. These are $10-25/meeting .

How did you get started teaching?

I began when my daughter was very young and none of the kids thought they “could” do art even when very young! That upset me that they thought they already “can’t” and I started trying ways to turn that around to delight and “WOW I DID THAT!” for kids, adults, and everyone else!

What types of students have you worked with?

Children and families at a children’s Museum, Teens at the Boys and Girls Club, adults privately or in groups, both experienced artists and beginners. I also taught senior classes.

I work teaching community art classes weekly which are multigenerational and seniors in a memory care unit.

I have begun to work with adults to set goals and facilitate group accountability sessions weekly.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I designed and built giant Spirographs for an art festival and took them to the Southwest Makers Fest. It was amazing and fun. I also have taken them to schools . Now I am building a more permanent interactive public art installation.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who is willing to lead you and help you reach your goals but one that is flexible and experiments to see what works for you and how to best communicate with you. While you may think you need to be taught EXACTLY how to do things, actually you want a teacher who will give you the courage and opportunity to find YOUR own style and express what YOU see.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How do classes look to you? Are they rigid or fluid? Do you want homework? What are your end goals and in what time frame do you expect to complete these goals? WHAT DO YOU MOST WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO AFTER THESE CLASSES? What do you MOST want to learn? What does SUCCESS look like?

Lessons offered

Illustration Classes Drawing Lessons Photography Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Watercolor Painting Lessons Leadership Development Training Business Coaches Swimming Lessons Yoga Classes