Still Bringing Kids’ Arts her incredibly creative Movement & Music Classes twice per month! Please see her bio on “Board Members”
Jessica Mingo has been drawing and painting ever since she could walk. Around age 12 she began adding crafts to her area of interest.
Currently, after graduating college (CSUCI) with a graphic design, and fine art degree, she is self employed doing her illustration company, and has a successful online store.
Besides working on paper-goods, web design, graphic design, fine arts, and teaching, Jessica makes jewelry, screen-prints, and dabbles in sewing. She also hosts annual craft fairs for people to network, and take home some of her handmade goods. Jessica loves being a part of Kids Arts, and has so much fun creating and learning with the kids!”
Susan Compton Smith
Hello, my name is Susan, and I am so excited to be teaching at Kids’ Arts! I have loved the performing arts since the first time I set foot on a stage (I believe I was 4 years old), and I am deeply passionate about both theatre and education. I have been teaching theatre locally at the middle school level for a number of years, and I am delighted at this opportunity to share my knowledge and passion with the students at Kids’ Arts. In my classes we will explore many aspects of performance through storytelling, improvisation and theatre games, as well as exploring movement for stage with a bit of music and dance. I am looking forward to meeting everyone!
Susan graduated With Honors from Ventura College in December 1993 with an Associate of Science Degree in Theatre Arts and an Associate of Arts Degree in General & Liberal Arts.
Have you met Casie? Beautiful inside and out and always a fun and attentive instructor, read what she has to say about her art journey…
I’m a self taught artist. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t do art. I love it so much and think it’s so important to grow up with it around you. My grandma on my father’s side was an artist. She taught me how to draw faces and shade shapes and was very supportive of me being an artist. My favorite thing to draw is people. People are fascinating, and like snowflakes they’re all different. I try to work in every medium but my favorite is pen & ink and watercolor.
I’ve done a few art shows and have sold many art pieces on Etsy. Along with working on my craft I love going to new places with my lovely husband, who is an actor and artist, too.
I so love being a part of Kids’ Arts. Kids are so real and honest and I love seeing where their imaginations take them.