Miss Autumn (they/them) is a graduate of West Chester University, a state college in south eastern Pennsylvania. They have a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd grade) and had a Master Teacher Permit with School Age Emphasis from the state of California. They taught preschool at a Reggio-based school (art/science/play) for seven years, at a Hillcrest, San Diego preschool for six years and as a substitute in varied classroom settings.
This is their seventh year teaching the art program that they designed and founded in San Diego, California.
They 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.
Their 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. They frequently show art at North Park's Subterranean Coffee in group shows curated by After Dark Creations and associated with Thumbprint Gallery. They have recently created work for Creators Assemble! and Horrorgasm.
Their 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 at
AutumnSnoArtwork.com/enroll and at their Etsy store at
The San Diego Museum of Art's 'Young Art' 2021 exhibit featured artwork from one of Miss Autumn's students.
They are currently working on writing and illustrating a children's book about how pets have helped their owners through Covid times.
In response to the murder of Mr. George Floyd and the rise of hate crimes against the AAPI communities in 2020, Miss Autumn decided to exclusively teach art lessons about artists from underrepresented communities, to bridge the educational gap between ignorance/racism and understanding. They research to the best of their ability but being that they exsist as a white American, their view through the white lense may need to be corrected at times. They welcome any corrections to misunderstandings so that they may better serve their students and the communities being studied.
Miss Autumn uses they/them pronouns and identifies as Nonbinary, Agender and Female to Nonbinary (FTN) Trans.
They use the title 'Miss' while teaching to promote a respect for educators, as no other title feels quite right to them yet.
A huge 'thank you' to the unfortunate misinformation regarding gender identity recently spread by a famous comedian, the constant and plentiful ignorance trolled into social media exsistence that dismiss Trans lives and, in a positive light, the beauty and brilliance of artist and Black, Trans woman Connie Fleming whom Miss Autumn taught about to their art students in late 2021. A complex convergence of events occurred all at once and inspired personal change.
"Without these events, it would have taken me much longer to find out who I really am.
The frustration felt when experiencing ignorance and the love felt when understanding instinct pushed me to research, listen and respond. I am a proud part of the LGBTQIA+ community. If you have questions- ask someone who identifies. We have more insight than a comedy show, more sense than a anti-human rights policy maker, more magic than a transphobic writer of wizards."
Theory & Our Art Classes
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.
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