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K-12 Art Teacher with 22 years Sub Teaching in SW Michigan gives Private lessons, creating more and more Healthy Hearted Thriving Artists! $20/h
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K-12 Art Teacher with 22 years Sub Teaching in SW Michigan gives Private lessons, creating more and more Healthy Hearted Thriving Artists!

I am a Michigan Certified K-12 Art Teacher, Professional Artist and Muralist. I have 6 murals in Detroit at Detroit Enterprise Academy. My Third certification renewal expired in 2015, therefore I still teach home school students by appointment. I owned and operated Laura's HEArt Studio, Llc (See on Facebook) in Hastings Michigan for one year 2008-2009 and then closed to be with my sister as she battled her last with breast cancer. I am so happy to find this opportunity to reach and teach on line.

I am studying to become Board Certified Nutritionist with Venice Nutrition IBNFC. I can currently take clients for helping them stabilize their blood sugar and normalize their body's five systems.

I look forward to helping you create beautiful art and healthy hearts!

My rates do not vary based on student's level. I take each level as seriously as if they are the only level that I teach, highly respecting their development level and teaching to it. I do not push students beyond their development stages due to the fact that it can cause self esteem damage. I do encourage my students to self assess and positive affirm their work each session.

I choose to only teach on line for now. I prefer to manage my time and travel as closely as possible due to the fact that I have a side job for more consistent income. I will teach on pre appointed times with the student and maintain open communication with the parents.

Laura's Practical information

I teach drawing, painting, design, sculpture. Lessons are available for the following levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced

I give lessons exclusively by webcam.

Laura's Experience

I have been giving lessons since 2003. I have taught 5 summer sessions in Drawing, Painting and Fiber Arts, both Middle School and High School level at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Muskegon, Michigan. I had 112 students at one time in my Studio downtown, Laura's Heart Studio. I have long term substitute taught Art K-8 in Battle Creek and had 750 students total for the semester. I have had students return from the county fair with all best of class ribbons and first place ribbons. I have had students win local Art competition awards in their further endeavors.

Laura's CV

Bachelor of Science in Education, Triple Minor: Physical Science, Art and Planned Program,
Central Michigan University, 1987
Educational Coordinator at Charlton Park, Hastings, Michigan 1999
Helped to create and Implement the Native American Education program at Charlton Park
Certification Renewal and K-12 Art Endorsement, Western Michigan University, 2004
22 years of teaching as a Substitute Teacher in South West Michigan.
Owner and Educational Director of Laura's HEArt Studio, Llc in Hastings, MI 2008-2009
Teach Drawing, Painting, Pottery & Sculpture at Laura's HEArt Studio, Llc home studio, 2012-2015
Teacher of Drawing and Painting at Jami's Crafts in Hastings, Michigan 2015-2016
Teacher of Pottery, Sculpture and Painting at East End Art Gallery and Studio in Marshall 2011 and present.

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