Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in K-12 Art Education with a Minors in Ceramics from University of Northern Colorado
Welcome to ART!!!
I am beyond honored to be teaching your child art this school year. I am excited to get to know your budding artist and help their passion for developing their skills this school year. My passion is for learning new forms/mediums of art that I can then share with your artist.
I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in K-12 Art Education with a Minor in Ceramics in May of 2018 from University of Northern Colorado. I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art Therapy, and will never stop pursuing art classes that will teach me something new. This is my first year at Dos Rios and I am excited to be bringing with me a style of teaching to your little artist that follows with the IB Inquire based idea of learning, it is called TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior).
In TAB your little artist will be learning about the “Studio Habits of Mind,” and how they may be working in only one or even many at a time during a class. These Studio Habits are Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Envision, Express, Observe, Reflect, Stretch & Explore and Understand Art Worlds. This style of teaching allows for your little artists to use the Art Studio to create original artworks that is of their choice using the materials in Centers that are open for use. Some centers that your artists will have during the school year will be Drawing, Painting, Collage, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber arts, printmaking, digital arts and clay. Each center has multiple styles of work your artists can chose from, when they are opened with demonstrations on how to properly use the center and clean up at the end of class. At different times of the year some centers may close for new centers to open up and come back again, while some will stay for the duration of the school year. The artwork that your little artists will bring home may be unfinished as they may have chosen to try another center after starting that piece or wanted to keep something else they really wanted to work on in the studio instead. Some artwork may look unfinished but they feel it is or it is not quite to the level expected, your little artists will be developing many new skills and they will be at the level of skill level they should be. Please encourage your artists to explain their artworks to you and congratulate them on their hard work. This year is going to be super exciting to us all as everyone in the studio is an artist, they just need to find the media that calls to their passion.
My husband and I have four children; a 13 year old boy, 9 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old daughters. Our son plays football and lacrosse and his football team will be representing the Southwest Region at the National Championships in Florida this December. Our oldest daughter Dances and just recently made it on her studios Pre-Competitive team. When I am not busy running them around to their various sports activities, or cuddling/playing with the younger two I love to lose myself sitting at my pottery wheel creating teacups I developed during my studies in Ceramics. I also love watching history shows with my Husband and 13 year old son, this satisfies my love for Art History and everything in history has some form of art I can geek out on.