Terri grew up in a family with several artists. Her love of art was primarily influenced by her father, who creates pen & ink drawings as well as air brush paintings. Terri began her art career with drawing but in high school while taking a ceramics class, developed a love for clay. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Art Education with a concentration in ceramics through Texas Woman’s University. During her time at TWU Terri continued to develop her skills in several mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and fiber art.
Terri’s goal as an art educator is to help students to feel confident as they explore art and the artistic process, and to promote lifelong learners of art. She encourages students to ask questions, observe, analyze and explore. Exploration is a critical part of art making, especially at a young age, because it allows students to grow and develop skills while experimenting with new mediums and techniques. She enjoys seeing the surprise and excitement on a student’s face when they make a higher level learning connection about their art and when they create pieces they previously though they were not capable of producing.