Art

Art Instructor: Susan Haskell

Frequency:
1x week, Grades Kinder - 2nd

Art Instructor: Michelle Baldonado

Frequency: 
Every other week, Grades 3rd - 5th

Susan employs directional drawing instruction as well as painting and mixed media. The upper grades focus on the masters only, while the lower grades focus on the masters plus nature.

Susan is a glass artist and painter born and raised in Los Angeles. She studied at UCLA where she received a B.A. in Pictorial Arts and a M.A. in Design. She also earned teaching credentials from Pepperdine University and is currently a teaching assistant at Santa Monica College in the Glass Blowing Department.

Susan’s love of glass led her to explore a variety of creative methods including, glass-blowing, torch working and fusing. Her paintings have included large scale outdoor murals (Los Liones Canyon) and a twenty-year series of photo-realistic paintings of tunnels (The Tunnel Vision Series).

Susan’s greatest pleasure has come from over twenty years of teaching elementary school art to children at Canyon Charter Elementary School in Santa Monica Canyon.