"A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." -Salvador Dali
Amy started teaching art lessons at a small private school in Wentzville in 2011, but quickly moved lessons to her home. She taught out of her home for approximately 5 years and her student population kept growing. In May of 2016 she opened Amy’s Art Studio and Gallery in downtown Wentzville, MO. Recently she decided to move the Wentzville location to O'Fallon. She currently has a studio at the Lillian Yahn Art Gallery where she teaches classes to students age 6 - adults and holds art exhibitions for her students work to be displayed. Amy has mentored Kassidy for the last 3 years and she has been teaching alongside Amy. Kassidy also teaches classes at the Lillian Yahn Art Gallery. They have decided to start this new adventure together to bring art and creativity to downtown Warrenton, MO.
Amy has a Bachelors Degree in art education grades K-12; and graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is a Juried member of Best of Missouri Hands in the painting category. She has a real passion for art and education and believes in continuing education for people of all ages. Amy takes her roll as a mentor to young artists very seriously. She has numerous teaching experiences in different arenas. She taught Tae Kwon Do in Lancaster, PA to children and adults while training for her black belt. She attained her black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2006. During that time, she was also a facilitator for the Drug and Alcohol Council working with at-risk youth in small groups in the inner-city schools. She worked for the Wentzville School District as a 7th grade special education case manager for 4 years. All of those experiences have lead her to where she is today, operating 2 art studios.