Danielle is often considered Ms. Fizzle of the art room. She believes in getting messy and making mistakes, and encourages each individual’s process of making art, wherever it may take them.
Danielle believes art education is about fostering creative thinking skills and supporting healthy emotional development of a child. For Danielle, the art making process is essential to develop a child’s understanding of themselves and the world around them. Creating art with Danielle is all about fun in the exploration process. In her classroom, students feel safe to express themselves freely and to be courageous enough to try new art techniques and ideas.
Danielle’s expertise is in teaching elementary art (K-5). She has a wealth of experience teaching art all over the world to students from diverse backgrounds. She has taught Nevada, California, and abroad (at International American Schools) in Cairo, Egypt and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. She received her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting and a minor in Spanish from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009. There, at UNR, she completed her professional teacher’s degree and graduated in 2011, and additionally received her single subject K-12 Art Teaching License. She also has an introductory diploma in Art Therapy from Metafora School in Barcelona, Spain, which she completed in 2015. She has over 11 years of teaching experience.