Nothing is better than kids+summer+Clay (and the OCCASIONAL donut). I have partnered with my dear freind and mentor, Nancy Gordon, to continue the magic of pottery camp. Nancy Gordon Studio has offered a child-centered art EXPERIENCE for HUNDREDS of children in and around San Diego for more than 30 years. I am honored to join her and CONTINUE this important work.
I have learned EVERYTHING I know about clay from Nancy, the master potter extraordinaire, over the past 10 summers and I look forward to learning everything she will teach me . I have also had the amazing opportunity to have taught in some excellent schools around the world, and feel fortunate to have found my current home in Carlsbad and teaching fourth grade at a wonderful private school in Encinitas. Previous to moving to San Diego, I taught art (K-9th Grade) and contained classroom grades 2-5 at The American School of Milan, Italy, The International School of Copenhagen and the International School of Monaco, France. I also worked several years teaching in Santa Barbara at a charter school.
I have a BA in Liberal Arts (emphasis in psychology and art) and a MS in Organizational Management (Arts Management). Additionally, I have a MA in Elementary Education. I also hold a Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-6), an ESL Teaching Certificate, and a GATE Teaching Certificate.
My passion is art and all things connected. I believe that children are natural artists and my role is to help children discover and develop their creative nature. I think that by teaching solid craftsmanship skills and supporting children in taking creative risks helps them create with confidence.
Let the mess begin:)