teacher

michele beus

 Michele has over 25 years of experience as an educator in and out of the public school district. She is an accomplished local artist with formal training in primary education as well as a certification from Monart School of the Arts.

Michele has over 25 years of experience as an educator in and out of the public school district. She is an accomplished local artist with formal training in primary education as well as a certification from Monart School of the Arts.

art with grandma

Allow your child the opportunity to experience “Art with Grandma”.  Michele Beus, aka Grandma, learned to draw when she was 33 years old and has been sharing the secret of “realistic drawing” ever since.  According the Grandma, the secret to realistic drawing is that it is a skill and not an art form.  This means that anyone can learn to draw, if they use the skills that Grandma will teach them!  

 

Grandma gleamed this secret from the renowned Mona Brookes who formulated The Mona Drawing Method in 1979 in conjunction with phonetic reading programs for K-6th grade.  The Mona Drawing Method has shown as much as a 20% increase in reading scores according to a California Arts Council field study.  This method breaks all subjects down into 5 elements of shape that serve as an “alphabet” or “visual language” enabling children to draw things as they see them.  So not only is drawing fun, but its educational and provides a great visual format as a foundation for your early readers.  

 

With many years of teaching experiences with children, Grandma will guide and provide the students with the information to improve visual perception and realistic drawing skills - not to mention the added measure of love and attention that only Grandma can provide!

student work