Recreation Specialist I, PT
My interest in stained glass, fusing, and flame working began at Studio One over 25 years ago. I used to take classes at Studio One as a way to relax from my job as a school psychologist. About 15 years ago I received a grant to teach flame working to high school students attending an alternative high school. It was a wonderful experience watching troubled teens have fun and gain confidence in themselves without the use of drugs or alcohol. While I was raising four children with my husband, I began creating cards for many birthday parties and other events. I also found time to make scrapbooks when I was not working during the school holidays and summer breaks. I also enjoy sewing, quilting, metal jewelry design, playing mahjong, hiking, traveling, and swimming on my spare time. I began teaching glass media at Studio One after I retired two years ago. This year I began teaching paper crafts to young children after school. The children taking my class after school get to make themed projects such as cards, paper toys, origami, games, rain sticks, and masks while increasing their fine motor with coloring, scissor cutting, and gluing skills.