Miss Autumn is a graduate of West Chester University, a state college in south eastern Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd grade) as well as a Master Teacher Permit with School Age Emphasis from the state of California. She taught preschool at a Reggio-based school (art/science/play) for seven years, at a Hillcrest preschool for six years and as a substitute she taught in varied classroom settings. She is in her seventh year of teaching the art program that she designed and founded.
She began drawing, painting murals, reading art books and freehand sketching cartoon characters as a child. Art became a hobby, then a passion and soon after, a skill.
Her own personal artwork, ranges from pencil & ink to paint to digital creations and has been featured in an art show benefiting San Diego School of Rock, on Keds footwear donated to bullied LGBT youth and also auctioned off by Whole Planet Foundation to help women in need. She is frequently showing her art at Hillcrest and North Park's Subterranean Coffee in group shows curated by After Dark Creations and associated with Thumbprint Gallery.
Her first solo exhibition was presented by Thumbprint Gallery at the Subterranean Coffee Hillcrest from March-April 2020.
Personal artwork available for sale at the store over at the 'enroll' tab. Original paintings and prints available.
Studying education theorists in college,
Miss Autumn favored Howard Gardner and his
Multiple Intelligences Theory. The theory does not solely base a child’s intelligence on reading and math scores but on many different areas of development.
Theory & Our Art Classes
Musical – Rhythmic & Harmonic intelligence involves us listening to music relating to the artist/author we are studying. We may create an instrument or listen to the different sounds that our art materials make.
Visual – Spatial intelligence will be used quite often. We will recognize shapes, patterns, styles, colors, form, movement and other aspects of our visual world. Opposites and similarities, color combinations, depth of field and much more will be observed.
Verbal – Linguistic intelligence will have to do with the stories we read and the vocabulary we learn. It will come into play when students verbalize their ideas and thoughts about artwork.
Logical - Mathematical intelligence will ask us if our work makes sense to us. It will help us know how many or much of something we need or use.
Bodily – Kinesthetic intelligence will move our hands and bodies. Different types of artistic tools such as pencils, pens, crayons, markers, brushes, paints, clay and more all require movement to live. Fine and gross motor movement allow our imagination to be physically seen.
Interpersonal intelligence will help us empathize with how artists may have felt when creating a piece, why they chose their subjects and materials and how other classmates feel when creating art.
Intrapersonal intelligence is a popular early childhood topic, as it pertains to the self. We will better understand not just our favorite shapes, colors and tools but how our own unique perspective makes our creations interesting and fun!
Naturalistic intelligence builds on our knowledge of our environment and world. If we create animals, where do they naturally live? If we turn ourselves into something else, are we pretending we live in our world or another? If we use recyclable materials, can we recognize that what we once thought of as trash can now take a completely different meaning?
Student’s minds, bodies and spirit will light up with possibility and capability as they understand their lives through art and their creations.
Welcome to Autumn SnŌ Artwork!
San Diego, Ca