Hi! I’m Amy.
I am an Alameda parent with kids at Edison Elementary and Lincoln Middle School. I am also a gardener, a knitter, a tea drinker (especially Chamomile and Chai) and a lover of sloths. This is me laughing in a field of flowers…which I like to do every once in a while.
After years of teaching art in the San Francisco Unified School District, I decided to create an art studio in my backyard so that kids in the community could express themselves creatively through art-making while at the same time enjoy the process.
That’s why I made a studio where every child is an artist and is free to express themselves artistically without judgement. So if you have a child who has an active imagination and a zest for creativity, have them join me at my garden studio where art and play come together!
When she’s not making messes in her backyard art studio or managing
the lives of her two children, Amy works as an Art Teacher at Small Size Big
Mind Preschool in Alameda and Temple Sinai Religious School in Oakland.
Drea, Messy Makers’ Art Teaching Assistant and newest addition to the staff, is
a longtime Alameda resident and mom, and has worked with kids for over 15 years.
All classes are held in Amy’s open-air studio which is surrounded by a beautiful, lush garden. The studio is located in a spacious converted garage with a roll-up door that is kept open for both light and air circulation. Classes and workshops are kept at a small size and children have space in between one another when working.
Many of the photos on this website were taken by Megan Small Photography