This year marks Shelley’s eighth year of teaching art at Colfax Charter Elementary School. She is also has been teaching art at St. Francis DeSales for over eight years. She has degrees in art education from The Ohio State University and outside of the classroom she creates her own artwork and also works in the entertainment industry painting sets. This is her first year working with Village Arts and is excited to help them achieve their goal to establish a community arts center in Valley Village that would continue to give kids a place to learn more about the elements and principles of art while having lots of FUN! Whether it’s building, painting, working with clay, or drawing, art experiences help children gain critical thinking skills, confidence, expanded creativity.