An illustrated portrait of Emily smiling while wearing retro-shaped dark rimmed glasses

Hi there! I'm Emily.
An art teacher and former chocolate sculptress.

I'm a licensed K-12 art educator that is currently teaching elementary school art in northern Vermont where I love to share my contagious enthusiasm for all things crafty!

A smiling illustrated sun rising from the lower right hand corner, the message says 'Not yet, but you will'

Previously I worked at a chocolate company where I led demonstrations, taught classes, and created retail specialty products for 20 years.

My happiest moments came while integrating art into my job. Specifically building chocolate sculptures that were used in our stores, featured on the Food Network, and put on exhibit at the Shelburne Museum.

Working with chocolate was a blast, but it was time for a change. I've always been grateful for the guidance of my art teachers and now Iā€™m hoping I can help kids find their creative spark. āœØ

From chocolate to crochet, I'm best when working with my hands ā€” I'm a perpetual doodler, amateur baker, and retro treasure seeker. I love a good pun and still believe in the value of hand lettering.