Teachers

 

Jennifer Andrews is one of the owners of Make Me Yours. After working many years in corporate America, Jennifer decided to make a career change. Combining her love of children, toys and her passion for the environment, Jennifer created Make Me Yours, a unique shop full of unique, high-quality, eco-friendly and organic toys as well as a toy- and art-making studio. Most recently, Jennifer was a professional tutor, working for a large agency, specializing in math and reading for primary students.  Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in communications from NYU and a certificate in early childhood education from UCLA. She has served on the boards of directors of Keep California Beautiful, and San Diego’s A Reason To Survive.

Nicole Brandes is the founding director of The Children’s Art Studio in Washington, D.C. Nicole holds a master of Fine Arts from UCSD, where she studied art history and studio art. She has taught drawing and painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Henry Street Art Settlement, New York City Public Schools, the Maryland College of Art, the Fillmore Art Center, the Lab School of Washington and at DCPS Bancroft Elementary School, where she was the lead art instructor responsible for over five hundred children. Nicole is a practicing visual artist and has received the Puffin Award, Art Matters Award and Russell Award for Artistic Excellence. Her work has been shown by Pierogi Gallery, Apex Art and Printed Matter in New York City, School 33 in Baltimore and Gasworks Gallery in London. 

Suzanne Hill is an award-winning visual artist who specializes in mixed media collage.