Paula is a mixed media artist & teacher. Her recent work is a collection of pieces that have evolved from her passion and concern for the earth, mixed with her love of assemblage and working with found and up-cycled materials.
Active in the Santa Clarita community, Paula has been involved in a variety of events and Art in Public Spaces exhibits.
She enjoys teaching classes and workshops to build enthusiasm about environmentally conscious art.
CREATIVITY LAB & HOMESCHOOL
As an art instructor, I am deeply in love with children's art and creating art with them.
Children possess so much spontaneity, expressiveness, and honesty in their arts. I believe every child has an artist inside them, and my goal is to help them find their artistic voice, trust their ideas and explore possibilities.
AMP UP YOUR ART, SPECIAL PROJECTS
I spent many years creating welded metal art. If you bike or walk the South Fork trail here in Santa Clarita, you may have seen my work.
Now, I'm focusing on sketching using pencil, watercolor and ink.
Drawing teaches me to see the world in greater detail. It's a skill that really helps me to be a better teacher, and that's important because teaching is my first love beyond my family, of course.
WORKSHOPS & HOMESCHOOL
Sheri lives in Valencia with her husband and daughter. Sheri has been very involved in the community, volunteering with Newhall School District, MOMs club, Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network, Santa Clarita Senior Center and most recently ARTree.
She is a member of the Santa Clarita Artist's Association and loves working in watercolor.
Sheri believes that art should be a part of everyone's life and hopes to bring more creative opportunities to the community.
CREATIVITY LAB, AMP UP YOUR ART, LIFE DRAWING
Michael is an artist and musician. He co-owned an art studio in Saugus, CA. where he taught an after school art program. He also taught art classes an an elementary school in North Hills, CA.
He joined the ARTree because of how the other instructors seem to enjoy teaching the kids from the community.
Michael is very passionate about art and music, saying; "If you can see it, you can draw it and if you can hear it, you can play it." Michael has been a resident of Santa Clarita for over 29 years, is married and has six grown children and three grandchildren.
CREATIVITY LAB & WORKSHOPS
Karen has been an instructor with ARTree since 2016.
She really likes to see students creating art that they never could have imagined creating, by playing with techniques that use special technical tricks and formulas to create unexpected results.
Creatively, she works in watercolor, collage, and pen and ink.
Idelle Okman Tyzbir
I love teaching art and have been doing so for the majority of my life. I taught elementary school art with the Newhall School District for 17 years. In addition I taught a Junior High School Metal Arts summer program for more than 10 years.
Currently, I teach watercolor to adults, as well as clay sculpture techniques to ARTree students.
I feel that ARTree is providing a tremendous opportunity for our community in view of the reduction in art education in public schools. I am very happy to be affiliated with this organization.
John is a sculptor and multimedia artist based in Newhall. He started teaching in 2013 at Lord of the Light Art Studio and Gallery, an all-ages after school art program in San Jose, CA where he taught fine art fundamentals and advised hight school seniors on their college admission portfolios.
With a background in 3D animation, he loves to tell stories through characters made of clay, and hopes to share his skills and passion for traditional sculpture with young artists of Santa Clarita.
Chrystal was born in Afton, Wyoming - a small rural town with plenty of space to roam - allowing her imagination to take hold. She studied at Weber Statue University in Ogden, Utah, and The College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA (where she found printmaking).
Chrystal enjoys teaching art both privately and publicly. She teaches at ARTree, and runs her own summer workshops for young artists called, "Creating with Chrystal."
Currently she has been curating and co-running the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery.
I get a thrill rendering on canvas the sights i see in my travels around the world. I'm intrigued by historical architecture and most of my work contains part of a house, castle, cottage, cabin, barn or other structure. Many of my paintings have windows or doors, arches and pathways. These mean to me "adventure, surprise and levels of spirituality".
I'm also fascinated by man's use of natural substances such as stone, brick, wood, and often add these to my works as well.
Kay has been an instructor with ARTree since 2013.
She believes that everyone can get into their own creative "zone" and be active, free thinkers and makers. She especially loves to see students on their feet, moving to make art, making it a multi-sensory experience and outlet.
Creatively, she works in collage, printmaking, photography and jewelry-making. Her jewelry designs can be seen here.