Mastiff Studios Adventures in Art
United States - Denver
Mastiff Studios Adventures in Art - Mastiff Studios brings the art experience to you. If you are looking for a unique way to explore Colorado or host an event, check out what Mastiff Studios has to offer. Events, mixers, lessons, family reunions, and fine art are available at your location. Amy will load up the art cart and bring to adventure to you.
What Instructor Jobs are most in demand?
As a high school art teacher, I have always had people ask me if I give lessons. Before I said no, but now I have started a little side business that brings lessons and events to you. I also noticed that in Colorado there are a number of high energy activities that people enjoy, but not everyone can take part. I am bringing an art adventure to people who want a more relaxed way to explore.
How did your learn to be an Instructor?
I first attended college at Adams State then transferred the Metropolitan State University, where I earned a BFA. After becoming certified to teach k-12 art in Colorado, and starting my first teaching job, I continued my education. In 2000, I earned a MA in visual art from the University of Northern Colorado. I have been teaching art for over 20 years as a professional.
What instructor evaluation should a person do?
The first thing I would do to determine if a person is a good instructor is ask for his/her qualifications and then ask to see his/her work. I would also like to see a reference if there is one available. Most people who are good at what they do have those things online today.
Did you attend any instructor training courses?
After graduating from both colleges I have done continuing education classes through my job and various graduate schools. Recently I started to become trained to teach as a international Baccalaureate educator. An IB school means that the philosophy of how we teach has changed but not the content.
What makes a person a good teacher?
I believe a good teacher is one that knows the content inside and out, and understands how to apply the information. A good teacher finds joy in watching his or her students grow and find successes. I think it is important for a teacher to utilize what they teach in his/her life. I instruct art, and I make art professionally as a fine artist. I have done illustration work in the past.