HOMESCHOOL VISUAL ARTS
(Educational and Socialization focused)
Students in the course will follow similar benchmarks for the Ohio standards for Visual Arts and will learn the basics of painting, drawing, print making, sculpture and art history during the school year. Enrollment in previous quarters is not mandatory for registration throughout the year. Seating is limited to the first 15 students, registration is required the Monday before classes begin to hold a seat in class. We must have four or more students enrolled to hold a class. Students must be school aged children and be potty trained to participate.
Brittany Daniels, Community Relations Director
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Art Education, Bowling Green State University
Licensed in Visual Arts Education, Ohio
Brittany was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio, she attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Art Education. She is a licensed art educator focusing in 2D studies and printmaking. Before coming to Awakening Minds Art, Brittany worked in schools and programs throughout the area not only in art but as a tutor, aide, and substitute teacher, giving her experience with all ages and abilities. She says of her teaching style, “I run my art room much like my own studio, learning right alongside my students, challenging them and myself to create without hesitation." In addition to teaching, Brittany is the Community Relations Director, responsible for the outreach and communication with all agencies, clients, and parents of Awakening Minds’ programming. She also manages social media marketing and assists with bookkeeping and payroll.
"During my time in college my art professors would say, 'I loved teaching art and some days it didn’t even feel like a job.' That was my goal out of college and exactly what I got when I started working at Awakening Minds Art. I am surrounded by passionate people that continuously challenge me to learn new things each and every day. I have grown as an educator, administrator, director, and so much more because of the opportunities Awakening Minds Art has provided me. "
Emily Sullivan, Operations & Development Director
Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Dayton
Masters of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Emily is from Bowling Green, Ohio. She earned her degrees in the Fine Arts, specifically for painting. After graduating and moving back from the St. Louis area, she began teaching art and art history classes at Terra State and Owens Community Colleges. When Emily found Awakening Minds Art in 2017, the change in careers made sense.
“I began teaching at AMA to continue my passion for art and to spread an appreciation for the arts to as many people as possible. Art is an important part of everyday life, not just as an outlet for emotions or as a way of expressing ideas, but as a way to improve your mind and body. I am so happy to work in a place that celebrates that!” In addition to teaching, Emily is the in-house grant writer and directs the operations and development of the Findlay Headquarters Studio.