City: West Long Branch State: NJ Followers: (2)
My name is Lisa and I love art!!
From as far back as I can remember, I have grown up with art in my life. Whether it be learning how to draw or paint, or using various media to color in pre-printed designs, art provides ways to fill your spare time with something fun and challenging, to let you see things in a different light, (literally), to feel better while going through tough times, and express yourself in ways you might never have imagined.
For 6 years I owned and operated my own art studio in Ocean Township where I taught acrylic painting, drawing, cartooning and ceramics. I fell in love the voice it gave to those who otherwise could not communicate. And I respected the power it offered to heal. Using art to work with special needs children and those on the autism spectrum, I witnessed first hand its power when seeing some be heard for the first time. To be able to use art to its fullest, I went back to school to get my Master's in Mental Health Therapy however I never learned as much about helping people feel good about his/herself as I have when teaching art to others. Art builds self-confidence, instills self-esteem, feels good and allows people feel good about his/herself. It is an outlet for expression or just a fun past time to gather with friends and those with a common interest.
I hope to see you in some of my Grumbacher inspired classes where I will help you to have the Grummiest time possible.
I have taught art for over 6 years professionally to people of all ages. I have over 8 years of experience working with special education and children and can have anyone who claims they cannot draw stick figures painting and taking home a piece to be proud of in as little as two hours time.
I look forward to hearing from you and hearing what it is you would like to learn or the reasons you are looking to have more art be in your life.
My Gallery Each square below represents a collection of artworks. Click to view.