About the author

It has been a life-long goal to develop an art program for children; so it felt like a dream come true to start teaching classes professionally while still in college in 2001. In 2004, I graduated from Utah Valley University with degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Since then I have explored art and art history with dozens of children ages 4-12. Besides art classes and summer day camps, I currently teach in public elementary classrooms as an art specialist.

I spend my free time painting, working in clay and doing metal sculpture. I also spend a lot of time doing art projects with my own children.  I love seeing my daughters’ excitement when they have created something they are proud of. I also love being elbow deep in a project beside them, exploring, learning and most importantly, having fun.

Parents often tell me how artistic their child is, but that they just don’t know what to do to nurture their creativity. This was the inspiration to write Art All Year. The idea of  sharing my love of art with parents everywhere is thrilling. I know this book will help parents and teachers cultivate a strong love for art as they nurture each child’s own creative process.