This year at the studio we have been hosting field trips from our local elementary school, Winget Park. In total there are seven classes of fifth graders that will come to tour the studio and learn more about how art is used commercially. It is so much fun to show them around and share my passion for art that started long before I was even a fifth grader! One goal is to expand their awareness of how art affects their everyday lives. It is a delight to see the excitement in the children when we show them our process from drawing and painting to designing products on the computers. We have met numerous aspiring artists as well! It is wonderful to share art with children and I have been inspired by their curiosity and boundless imaginations. I'm excited about the next three groups that will be coming to visit in the new year!