MEET OUR STAFF
We started this studio as 2-woman show. We didn't know how big or quickly it would grow, (we're still navigating those waters...) but we had an idea and kept building the dream, not quite knowing what the end product would look like. We are ok with venturing into the unknown and adding layers as we go. The newest layer to this creative space is our incredible staff! Adding a layer this big is not taken lightly. We wanted to bring you talented, experienced and dedicated people that align with artSPARK's values. Basically we want the best for you and your kids while keeping true to the studio you have come to know and love. You may see some new faces around, but I think you'll agree they feel like a great fit and add a fresh, creative perspective to the studio. They have been working hard and already earning a great reputation.
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Amber J Andrews (AJ)
AJ studied Art & Design at California Polytechnic State University, where she focused on Photography and Digital Imaging as well as Dance. Her love for these arts has progressed her work and expanded in so many more ways. She worked as a freelance artist and instructor in Chicago for several years, in a range of different mediums, and now continues her adventures in Denver. She is excited to join the artSpark team so she can share her love of art with others. You can view her work at www.amberjeanette.com.
My name is Paige Darby. Ever since I was little, I have always expressed my feelings and personality through art. I combine watercolor, drawing, mosaic, and sculpture to create mixed media pieces that focus on the theme of identity. During my high school career at Compass Montessori, I realized that I wanted to share my love for art with the children I work with, and began looking into art therapy. I am now attending Colorado Western State University, to major in art and psychology.
I recently graduated from Chatfield Senior High and have plans of attending Metropolitan State University of Denver in the fall of 2018. I am planning to study Art Education. I enjoy oil painting, watercolor, and drawing with graphite and ink. Being able to combine my love of working with children and my passion for art has been a dream come true at artSPARK!
I just graduated from Heritage High School and will be attending Regis University in the Fall with intent on studying Politics and Secondary Education. My most recent art “phase” has been abstract art, primarily with acrylic paints, but I have been slowly getting back into watercolors. I also love riding horses, playing my ukulele, and going hiking in the mountains!
I have a BFA from the NH Institute of Art, and have spent the past four years as an early educator in VT. My favorite projects to share with children are those that invite exploration and and collaboration. My personal work has always been extremely process-oriented, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share ideas with everyone!