Foundry Art Centre TEachers
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.
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.
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.
Patty graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Fine Art and a main focus in ceramics. She always loved being a student so, after moving back to her home state of Florida, she enrolled in a teaching program and received certification for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Patty taught fifth grade for two years then relocated to Missouri. After receiving her teaching certification here, Patty spent time working in elementary schools and early childhood centers. With the help and support of her husband, they converted their garage into a ceramic studio with two kilns, lots of shelving, work tables, and a wheel. Patty takes part in art fairs and shows around the area, sells work online, and offers private classes from her home studio. Patty volunteers regularly at the Foundry with art installations and special events. During the summer, Patty teaches a variety of art classes from painting and drawing to sculpture and cartooning.
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.
Rachel received her Masters of Art Education from Lindenwood University and is certified to teach art K-12. Rachel taught Intro to Art, Drawing, and Painting, at a public high school for three years. During that time, she continued to paint and do commissioned portraits of animals and people. She is now a full-time professional artist and teaches throughout the Saint Louis and Saint Charles areas. She has a gallery room at The Soulard Art Market where her work is displayed. She also volunteers at the Butterfly House in Faust park where her sculpture, “Psyche Emerging, ” and her stained glass piece, “Flight of the Monarch,” is on display.