Robin Norgren, M.A.Th, is a Montessori teacher living in Apache Junction, Arizona. She earned her Undergraduate degree in Management from Arizona State University and her Masters Degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has completed her AMS Montessori Primary Certification and is in the process of completing her AMI Montessori Primary Certification. Her recent accolades include helping to develop a Montessori based preschool that serves as a integration program for students with Autism. She also taught Montessori Kindergarten and developed a curriculum that combined Montessori practices with Common Core Standards.
Josey's Art School was started as a passion project because Robin saw that art education was diminishing in the elementary school curriculum. She has created and developed over 300 art lessons and has taught in classrooms, community centers and after school programs all over Arizona and Virginia.
Josey's art school offers many types of creativity programs for kids and adults. We bring all equipment and supplies to you.
Bright Child Montessori creates lesson plans to guide the Montessori Teacher through the army of albums prepared through the traditional AMS Montessori Certification process.
Hi there! My name is Robin Norgren and I am the Creator of Josey's Art School. Inspired by Mary Poppins and the movie Saving Mr. Banks, I wanted to take the sadness of my childhood and create something beautiful.
At the time, I had a 9 year old daughter named Josey who is incredibly creative like most children are. I also have an adult son who is just as creative. But for some reason I did not seem to tap into my creative connection until the birth of my second child. For some reason I felt completely disconnected from the way in which children could play in paint and see the world in vibrant colors.
I was on a mission in 2008 to find out if I had a creative voice. I began to crochet - a childhood hobby - and moved into mixed media art and art journaling by 2012. I found my creative voice and began to write and teach adults through books and workshops in 2013.
In 2014 Josey and I were talking one day about art classes and how much fun she has when we get together to have art parties with her friends. And then we began to discuss "what if...."
Josey's Art School is the result of that conversation.
Josey’s Art School offers creativity programs that can be tweaked to meet the needs of your school or organization. We offer many types of art programs SPECIFICALLY GEARED to your age groups. Ideally we structure our programs for groups of 15 children to give each child a more intimate experience. These classes last 30 minutes - 1 hour.
We bring all equipment and supplies to you.
Ages groups range from Pre-K to 6th grade.
The following is a list of some of our themes:
WE TEACH ALL OVER ARIZONA
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