The Artist In Residence Program or Fresh A.I.R. Program, officially started in 2004 when I was invited to visit Dave Smith's classroom at McCarty Elementary School in Indian Prairie School District 204. Prior to that, I hadn't done an official program teaching kids about art and my experiences since 1989 at Prairie Grove Elementary School.

When Dave called me and asked if I would be interested in sharing my stories with his classes, I thought that it would be a wonderful experience. Together, Dave & I developed the framework of the program that is constantly developing with each school I visit. What a treat it is to teach students about my career as an artist, demonstrate the airbrush, a tool they usually don't get a chance to use during their years in school, and encourage them to find their talent, strength, and path in life regardless of whether or not they wish to become artists.


This exciting event best serves the school as a 5-DAY Program, although 3-DAY and 1-DAY Programs are available to meet your needs. Please feel free to contact me using the form below for more information on pricing and scheduling. I am currently targeting openings for 2016-17 school year.

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