Heidi Miller Lowell has 12 years experience working in the field of education. She attended the University of Texas here in Austin and studied Applied Learning and Development. She served as Executive Education Director at the University Inter-Cooperative Council, worked as a summer camp director, art teacher in public schools, and 3rd grade classroom as well as living in an art guild during that time. She has received awards and accolades that include Teacher of the Year, District Innovation Awards and funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Unlike most art teachers, Heidi has studied pedagogy and brain development, and is fascinated by current research in psychology and neurology. She travels for state and national art conferences each year to keep up on the most current research. She is excited to use art to teach students reading, writing, social skills, and creativity at The Artery.
You can see her art at www.heidimillerlowell.com
Julia McGary began practicing yoga when her grandmother gave her a copy of Imagine That! A Child's Guide to Yoga at age 8. She knows from personal experience that, even though there is a very real difference in the way kids and adults approach it, yoga can be powerful and beneficial for people of all ages.
In 2011, Julia left her teaching job in Houston, Texas, so she could begin to share the joy yoga brings her with others. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in July 2011, and moved to Colorado in January of 2012. In May 2012, she completed her kids yoga training with Yoga for Young Warriors, which allowed her to combine her two passions: working with kids and teaching yoga.
In April of 2013, Julia started Mindful Monkeys Kids Yoga with the goal of sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with kids and their families in a developmentally interesting and appropriate way. Mindful Monkeys currently offers kids yoga classes and camps in around Boulder, Colorado.
Adrienne Cullins received her M.F.A from the University of Texas at San Antonio in May 2014. She has been showing and selling her work for 12 years, specializing in painting, drawing, and hand cut paper pieces. Although she loves abstract art the most, she is comfortable teaching many different forms of art expression, such as figure drawing, still life, landscape, and illustration. She currently maintains a studio at Cement Loop gallery in Austin. She is very accommodating, outgoing, patient, and never without a big smile. She is eager to teach and inspire students. She encourages others to both challenge and enjoy themselves on their artistic endeavors.
You can see examples of her work at AdrienneCullins.com