About

Betsy Mitten Studio

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA

Loyola of Baltimore, M.Ed.

WMI AMI Montessori Elementary Diploma

University of Arizona, BA

    Selected ‚ÄčTeaching and Training Experience

  • Teacher Workshop, Drawing and Bookmaking for the Classroom with Wheaton Montessori in conjunction with the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Inc.  March, 2019
  • Betsy Mitten Studio: Independent Arts Integration classes for kids and families
  • Hands on Indigo Workshops for kids, families, and adults
  • The Field Museum of Chicago
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Morton Arboretum
  • Wheaton Montessori School
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School,

          Park Ridge, IL

  • Near North Montessori
  • Long Grove Montessori

Selected Illustration Client List

Chicago Botanic Garden

Klutz

Highlights

Numerous Individual Commissions

‚ÄčExpertise, Experience, Education, and Fun!


Welcome to my teaching studio.  I'm a creative arts integration instructor with over 20 years experience in classroom, museum, and outdoor education. I have a life long love of art, nature, and science.


As a classroom teacher I saw an art extension in every lesson. After seven years in the classroom I transitioned to museum education and my speciality was developing programs that connected science to art. I believe everyone is creative and my greatest passion is making art accessible. 


I create programs that use high quality artist's materials, are hands-on, object-based (we use real stuff...specimens, artifacts, live plants, even animals!) with a process focused approach, and plenty of opportunity to work on individual style. 


I teach enrichment classes and workshops at schools, libraries, and special events in observational drawing and offer programs that explore collage, textiles, bookmaking, painting, sculpture, including kinetic, and printmaking. 


I can be reached through the contact page or by emailing BetsyMitten@gmail.com.