Erica grew up with parents who were artists and art teachers. As a family, art supplies were always available and guidance in creation was at hand. She still spends much of her time creating and feels very blessed for the role of art in her life. She began teaching art and providing art experiences to young people, while attending University. Her classes were full of very free expressive youngsters. She has since taught art in numerous schools, art centers, galleries and has developed youth art programs.
She encourages students to create freely, build their artistic knowledge and skills, and expand their understanding of curriculum in unique ways. She greatly enjoys producing large projects like stop motion video, art shows and murals with students and teachers.
Erica is a talented artist and a skilled art teacher. She draws upon her education in the visual arts, Montessori teaching and art therapy to create a wide variety of arts based experiences for her students. The projects she plans are engaging, age appropriate and educational. She demonstrates an excellent understanding of the diverse needs, interests and abilities of the students. Erica is a hard- worker and is passionate about providing the best possible arts experience for the students.
—M. Hill, Miniota School