Hello and welcome!
My name is AmityShay.
I have been working with children for 25 years in fun learning environments and I am a homeschooling mum of 4. I have been teaching online for over two years and love making special connections with children and their families. I understand how each child learns differently and may need unique applications when exploring a new concept.
When I teach art, it is not about the finished product, rather it is more about the process and how each and every child develops confidence and a love for art in their own way. Knowing that each and every child is gifted and has potential to do great things, I really strive on building self esteem. At the end of each class I hope they had fun, and felt good about what they’ve created.
My classes are relaxed and entail a combination of explanation and demonstration because I believe every student learns differently, so keeping my class interactive is important to me. Young artists have the option of actively interacting or just listening and following along. I treat each class a little differently, while trying to meet the unique needs of each learner. During most of my art classes, I utilize my knowledge and love for animal conservation sciences by sharing fun facts! I’ve taught multiple programs at my Art & Science museum and homeschool co-ops for over 5 years. I really enjoy bringing that experience full circle by sending fun links and activities for independent learning after every single class.
I believe every child is an artist and is capable of amazing things. I like to inspire them to see that in themselves.