Photo of Ami ValeMrs. Ami Vale

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Art Room Phone: (480) 472-1919


Welcome to Art and Digital Photography classes here at Shepherd! I'm excited watch you develop your artistic side here at our "Stallion Studios!" Art students will be learning about the elements of art and how to use tools for drawing, painting, sculpting and ceramics. Digital photography students will learn about camera basics, photography techniques, photo manipulation and the history of photography.Watercolor Chamelion by Ami Vale

I'm an Arizona native from Tucson and have called Mesa my home since 2004. I've taught art to ages 5-17, and enjoy seeing kids get excited about what they can do, especially when they don't think they can draw very well. In 1992, I graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona, and was a graphic designer and illustrator prior to teaching. I've also worked at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as a graphic designer and have owned my own design business. My husband and I are parents to two awesome daughters, one of whom is a current Shepherd student!

I look forward to working with you...if you have any questions or need to reach me, please email me or leave me a voicemail and I will return it as quickly as possible. Thanks!


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