There is nothing Ms. N. loves more than helping students discover their inner artists and the witnessing of young emergent artists finding themselves. She views art class as a collaboration: teachers provide the structure, but also the exchange of creative ideas with the students. Students themselves often have the best ideas and most unique perspectives. With years of experience teaching children, teens, and adults yoga, fitness, dance, and music, Ms. N. decided to combine her love of teaching with her love for art, and returned to school at Framingham State University to get her teaching certification and degree. Ms. N. has done her field studies and student teaching in the art classrooms at Nashoba Valley Regional High School,(Bolton) Wilson Middle School (Natick), and Hudson High School, and has served as a long-term sub at Nashoba Valley Regional High School in the theater department teaching Acting and Dance. Prior to Framingham State, Ms. N. attended Parsons School of Design in New York, with a concentration in Communications Design/Illustration (BFA program), and State University of New York at Purchase with a major in Theatrical Design Technology. She has worked in the art field as a commercial artist, doing graphics and illustrations for software and educational products. She enjoys working on theatre productions including work on sets, hair, and makeup; improvisational acting, and dance. Ms. N. keeps a sketchbook and draws in it often wherever she is, and likes playing guitar and spending time with family and pets. She believes that it is important to keep in mind that a little humor goes a long way.
I am a self taught artist who teaches art in a church hall in Lumby BC. I don't have any credentials but am an avid reader and researcher. I have a degree in social work and retired from that career to work full time as an artist.