ART makes life Sweet!

-  MEET THE TEAM  -

Melinda
Melinda

If I could be any art material I would be clay! When you are creating with it you can add to it and take it away. Clay makes everyone joyful!

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Melissa
Melissa

If I could be any art material I would be good, high quality paper; something that could become a beautiful painting or a special page in a book...or a historical document!

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Maria
Maria

If I could be any art material I would be water! Water has so much to give, fluidity, value, consistency and control and you can't clean up without it!

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Michelle
Michelle

If I could be any art material I would be felt because it's versatile and my favorite to experiment with.

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Lauren
Lauren

If I could be any art material I'd have to say a paintbrush. I love the way it dances across the paper.

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Melinda:  I started Sweet Ridge Studios to share the transformative power of creation with everyone.  Making allows us to communicate without language.  It also connects and centers us.  I adore children's art creations!  I believe they are the purest representations of the world we live in.  I hold degrees in Sculpture and Psychology from the University of Kansas.  I spent two years as a gallery teacher for the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO and teach part time for the Arvada Center in Arvada, CO.  I look forward to sharing my love of art with your students!  

Meet Melissa: I love teaching my son to appreciate art in the world around us, pointing out its different forms in so many different places. I couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to work with children and help them get in touch with their inner artist.

Ms. Maria Abeyta is a teacher who believes in the magic and fun art is for children.  Learning, expressing, discovering and enjoying through various art forms has always been her philosophy and passion!

My name is Michelle Higgins and I was born and raised here in Colorado. I currently split my time between chasing around my son Griffin and completing my teaching degree. I hope to have my own classroom one day soon. I love all types of art and learning and love to share and learn from students of all ages.

Hello all!! My name is Lauren. I’ve known Melinda for several years and love working with her in her classes. I love arts and crafts and seeing how art can bring out so much in a child. Art is a great way to express yourself and to be able to look at the world from a different point of view.