teacher

cheryl grosso

 Cheryl has two great passions in her life, children and art. She has been an artist for over forty years and has touched on many different mediums such as graphite, charcoal watercolor and acrylic.  In addition to fine art, Cheryl has taught digital art with the Adobe products, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dream Weaver to children of ages nine through seventeen. She is certified in all three areas and carries a degree in Graphic Design, Web Development, Web Design and Liberal Arts.

Cheryl has two great passions in her life, children and art. She has been an artist for over forty years and has touched on many different mediums such as graphite, charcoal watercolor and acrylic.

In addition to fine art, Cheryl has taught digital art with the Adobe products, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dream Weaver to children of ages nine through seventeen. She is certified in all three areas and carries a degree in Graphic Design, Web Development, Web Design and Liberal Arts.

creative art II

Cheryl is stepping-in to take over "Art with Grandma" while Michele Beus (Grandma), our incredible teacher for the last 12 months, takes a new journey to be with her daughter in another state. Michele will be back in the future, but for now we send her off with much love and will miss her wonderful ways with the children.

For this class we plan to continue the same teaching style as the prior teacher since she had such great success with it. Cheryl states, "Michele's teaching style based on the Monart techniques is a wonderful teaching method that I plan to continue in this beginning art class".

Michele gleaned 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 it's educational and provides a great visual format as a foundation for your early readers.  

Cheryl is excited to begin this journey with your child and looks forward to having fun teaching them the incredible world of art!

 

 

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