Art has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I feel lucky that my job is so much fun!
I’m a native Houstonian. I studied Fine Arts at the University of Texas in Austin for two years and received my Bachelor of Art in Art Education from University of Houston.
For four years I worked as the Director for the Jewish Community Center’s Children’s School of Art, where I supervised and directed the summer arts programs and after school art classes. I was also fortunate to have the experience of being part of the Shlenker School Faculty teaching art.
I am currently the art teacher at Herod Elementary School-the most awesome,rockin Elementary School ever! I also teach art for Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School.
I love working with children and adults of all ages. It invigorates my creative self, and is always interesting and exciting! I am continually learning and growing from the experience of teaching art to children and adults.
I am a two time recipient of a Fellowship from Fund For Teachers and participated in painting/creativity workshop in Eslaen, a retreat center in California. My first fellowship, I spent ten days working intensively with a painting process developed by Michele Cassou, founder of The Point Zero Method, and author of Point Zero Painting, Creativity Without Limits. My second fellowship followed along the steps of Pablo Picasso through Spain and France.
People ask me, how can you teach all year in school and then do this summer art program? I tell them, this summer art stuff is a blast! Truly, this is relaxing to me, and a place to try out new projects in small groups and fine tune skills of my own. I have just as much fun as the kids!
I look forward to seeing you in the art studio!