Betsy Mitten Studio
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA
Loyola of Baltimore, M.Ed.
WMI AMI Montessori Elementary Diploma
University of Arizona, BA
Selected Teaching and Training Experience
Park Ridge, IL
Selected Illustration Client List
Chicago Botanic Garden
Numerous Individual Commissions
Expertise, 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.