About


April Marie Cole



           






April Cole provides professional art instruction to a wide age spectrum; 
grade school thru adult with quality art curriculum leading the way. 
Formulated to meet the educational standards on all levels while captivating her students with fun, inspiring art lessons. 








Artist April Cole, showcases her passion to teach and create throughout her website, offering DIY art projects, hosting workshops, broadcast LIVE, orchestrating the concept of spiritual development through "spontaneous imagery", exploring visual art practices implementing art journaling as the core foundation, and demonstrating the use of turning recyclable materials into works of art. 


No matter what level of experience one has, she teaches and produces a positive outcome for all. Having her students develop the courage to draw outside the lines, is the biggest achievement. 

April Cole has instructed artists, hobbyists, and art entrepreneurs through her workshops and those who have followed along side her blog have received valuable content.


Art continues to play an important factor in artist, April Cole's life.
Both intellectually and spiritually.
As an artist, blogger, and woman of faith her mission is to help and serve others to achieve the confidence to apply the fundamentals of art towards their life and everyday living. 
By removing the fear of the blank canvas, developing the courage to create freely without judgement, have the willingness to exploring all areas of art, and discovering new techniques with confidence, allows the individual to grow as a artist. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Over 20 years experience as an Artist.
Professional Art Instructor- teaching art to elementary/grade school level students 
throughout the Los Angeles area, over 15 years.  

EDUCATION:
Graduate of Otis Collage of Art and Design 1989
(AA) Degree in Graphic Design / Production Art 1991
PHD Biblical Studies  2007


TEACHING ACCOMPLISHMENT:
McGroarty Arts Center 
http://www.mcgroartyartscenter.org

Saint James Catholic School
http://sjhrschool.org

Valley Christian School

Options for Youth Program
https://ofy.org

Valley Alternative Magnet School - after school art program 
http://valleyaltmag-lausd-ca.com


PROJECTS:
2015   Group art project; "MINI Accordion Art Portfolio" Organized and demonstrated workshop. 
Sahuarita, AZ. 

2015   Group art project; Workshop/Mail-Art  "ALTERED Puzzle Swap" - demonstrate the alteration of puzzle pieces to students, collectively swapping alternate pieces to create a work of art. Organizing event along with communication followed with the participating artist 
Sahuarita, AZ. 

2015   Art Project/Workshop "Show of Hands Art Champaign" - utilizing the shape of hands as the main subject. Artwork on display 
Sahuarita, AZ. 

2014   Group art project; "ALTERED wine-cork TASSELS" workshop. 
Sahuarita, AZ. 

2014   Art project "Pen-Pal Pocketbook" utilizing recyclable materials, organized and demonstrated; workshop. Students were given the skills needed to experience working with recyclable materials and the chance to exchange or mail out artwork. 
Coupeville, WA. 

2014  "Art BOOK Project" Workshop/Art Demonstration; constructing an art book from unusual materials. Class participation.
Coupeville, WA.
  
2014   Mail-Art activity. Organized an online exchange with an artist community;
 "PAPER EPHEMERA PROJECT". A collection of paper or artifacts from the artist's studio.
Mail-art project
Coupeville, WA. 

2013  "ARTIST Badge" - organized and demonstrated a mixed-media project; workshop. 
Coupeville, WA. 

2013   Mail-Art activity. Organized a Mail-ART swap "ALTERED Christmas Recipe Card Swap" - artists from around the world collectively shared their favorite recipes along with a handcrafted card; MAIL-ART project. Students gain awareness about culture, and the respect of family values.  
Coupeville, WA. 

2013   "Traveling Canvas Project" - artist from around the USA. Extensive mail-art activity which included corresponding with the participating artists. 
Sunland, CA. 

2007-2009  Organized an Art curriculum, Religious Education/Sunday School. Utilizing Bible  content and stories to foster each project. (grade school students) 
La Cresenta, CA. 

2007-2008  Organized a curriculum and art demonstrations for junior grade level students, 
"Graphic Arts" 
La Cresenta, CA. 

2007  Created and directed a kindergarten art exhibit, " 7- Elements of Art ".
Sunland, CA.






Be Creative. Make art. Draw a colorful life.