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Foundry Art Centre Teachers

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Kelsey Amann

I graduated from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and received a B.A. in Theatre and received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting at Lindenwood University in December 2012.
I have always been a performer who acts from natural instincts and with passion. I am completely devoted to my craft and could not imagine doing anything else with my life. My objective is to inspire creativity among youth and to expand their imagination. In my lessons I will focus on character development, experiment with a variety of scenes and monologues, study the essential elements of acting, and explore the world of performing arts.

Liz Friedrich

My name is Liz Friederich. I am currently employed by the Francis Howell School District as a traveling art teacher. I teach art at three elementary schools. I received my bachelors and masters degrees from Lindenwood University. I am currently working at the St. Louis Art Museum as a tour guide for Family Sundays. I have worked at the Foundry Art Centre for the past several years teaching summer art camps, Saturday art classes, and Girl Scouts and Brownie groups. I currently exhibit my students' artwork at the office of Dr. John B. Holds in Manchester, Missouri. In my spare time I enjoy visiting art museums throughout the United States.

Shelley Geiger

Bio coming soon.

Chelsea Kelley

I graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and Education in 2014. I teach after school classes and a variety of different camps at the Foundry Art Centre. I have a love of painting and sculpting. I enjoy working with young artists and encouraging them to explore their creativity. I create projects that will teach the students new techniques as well as experimenting with new media.

D. Litzsinger

Miss Litzsinger graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Art Education and from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in Education. Inspired from a young age with the beauty of creation, she sought to capture this beauty on paper. She has worked with diverse media, including acrylics, oils, pastels, and watercolors, and various techniques including mixed media, collage, and sculpture. She is a Signature Member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society and an elementary school teacher in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Miss Litzsinger enjoys teaching art in her spare time.

Darrell Null

I am a graduate from Truman State University with a degree in history, and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education. After retiring from the Francis–Howell School District, I have been teaching at the Foundry including classes on drawing, painting, and mixed media. As an artist and educator for over 30 years, I feel my strengths include being able to explain new concepts in exciting ways, and helping my students discover hidden talents or enhance existing skills.

Fran Null

I am an elementary art educator with over 34 years of experience. I taught at Becky–David Elementary School for 30 years and have continued to teach at the Foundry – summer camps, multi-media afterschool programs, teacher workshops, as well as volunteering. I have a Bachelor’s in art education with a minor in art history, and a master’s in special education. The strengths I bring to the Foundry are my creativity and vast experience. I hope to inspire a life-long love of art in all my young students.

Jane Schneider

I am Jane Schneider. I have been teaching art for over 30 years. I currently teach the young artists (Grade K-5) at Cold Water Elementary in Hazelwood, MO. I have taught summer camp at the Foundry for many years and  I also volunteer at the Foundry. I enjoy drawing, dabble in stained glass, making samples for my classes,  and do some stitching. I am a single mom of three adult children and I have two beautiful one-year old granddaughters.