I am a painter, a professor in the NMSU Department of Art and certified yoga teacher. I have experience teaching kids from ages 3 to 17. For over the last 15 years I've taught private lessons, organized my own summer art camps at various locations around town and have taught art classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. I believe that my personal process in finding my creative self has been the impetus for wanting to teach art to kids. I feel it's time to give back and support the kids in my community.
My philosophy stems from the belief that we all are creative beings and it takes on so many different guises. It’s so important that we nurture, support and have environments where kids can create, explore, discover and develop their personal expression. Through the act of creating, we discover who we are as individuals and become more confident with ourselves.
Wet Paint Art Studio is the home for hosting art classes through my business, Art Paper Scissors Studio.
You can find my teaching schedule on this website as well as on my Facebook Page, Art Paper Scissors Studio or at
Wet Paint Art Studios. Click on the button to register for my classes and my Saturday "Splatterday" Pop In Class.
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Open Studio Art Class for kids 4 - 12 years of age.
$7.50/ 1 hr., $12.50/1.5 hr., $15/ 2 hrs.
Every Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30, bring your kiddos in for open studio. Saturday's offer multiple types of projects and materials. Kids can choose projects or work on their own with materials set up in the classrooms. Honoring creativity and experimentation. Drop in or register online with Wet Paint Art Studios.
Discounts for siblings. You can register online at https://www.wetpaintstudiolc.com
WHAT A GREAT SUMMER IT'S GOING TO BE! Camps are available for kids, 3 - 13 with age appropriate themes that are fun, sometimes challenging and always creative. There is a minimum enrollment of 4 students for each camp and a maximum enrollment based on the age group. Parents are always welcome to stay or to drop off. I will have an assistant helping me throughout the camps. Refunds are available through the first day of camp. REGISTER ONLINE https://www.wetpaintstudiolc.com
June 17th - 21st 10 - 12 pm
Add the A to STEM for STEAM and we're there! Mixed media, 2-D and 3-D, maybe even all 3-D!
June 24th - 27th 10 - 11:30
Process art focusing on the senses of touch, sight, m taste, smell and sound.
July 15th - 19th, 10 -12 pm
Through children's literature, we will find inspiration to create artworks reflecting our readings. (This is one of my personal favorites.)
For 9 - 13 yrs
July 22nd - 26th 10 - 12 pm
Navigating art and social media first by learning how to draw the portrait, then moving towards projects involving representation and social media's influence.
July 15th - 19th, 1 - 4 pm
This class will use still life arrangements to go over the foundations of composition, learn drawing techniques, and how to build a painting using acrylics.
If you have a special request or question, I would love to hear from you!
114 S. Water Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001, United States
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
9:30 am – 11:30 am
My hours are based on art class times available in the calendar. Please feel free to email or text me if you would like to talk.