ABOUT

Hello! Thanks for checking out DIY Art Studio!

This platform has been a dream of mine for quite some time. Years in fact. Prior to teaching elementary art, I operated my own graphic design business. Creating art lessons for students pushed me to keep developing more visuals, more ideas, more projects with graphics at the forefront.  I realized that both of my worlds, education + design, did not have to remain 'separate' in fact it was natural for both to collide.

My intention is to build an Art room that never closes its doors.  Art delivered every day.  Every creators dream, right?

 

I've taught 10 years as an elementary Art educator in Indiana public schools. Over and over, my students reveal how they wish they had more than one hour of Art each week. It is safe to say that I can only fit so many art sections in five days. Such are the constraints of an art teacher servicing 500+ kiddos in 40 hours a week. Time is limited, but the appetite for creative outlets is not.

 

Year after year, kiddo after kiddo, I kept getting asked for more time in Art. Eventually, it hit me: 

 

Art class doesn't ONLY have to take place in the four walls of "school". 

 

It was then that I decided to 'CREATE outside of the box".  Immediately, the vision for this studio started to reveal itself.

I am grateful to God for orchestrating key details, allowing me to gain the perspective needed for its development, construction, and implementation.

While piecing parts of my own creative puzzle together, I realized there is also a disparity for the majority of adults who are seemingly disconnected from their own creative selves. Children aren't the only ones destined to create.  As adults we rely on inventiveness no matter what occupation we venture into. Yet most adults are disconnected from how to make art. This truth was revealed in moments throughout my teaching career when parents, colleagues, administrators, and people within the community would say things like "I am not an artist."

 

Yet, we were born into creation to CREATE.

Yet as we age, we disconnect from this truth. Why?

 

As a result of this revelation, I decided to provide unique DIY  art opportunities for both children and adults.  No matter your age, you can dive into authentic creative experiences.

DIY Art Studio will help you do just that.