Art Teacher Present 

Hey there, my name is Gabriella. 
I grew up in Santa Cruz California where my love for outdoor adventures with hours of painting under the sun came to be. Art as always been the friend that challenges me in all ways. Art is where I can explore, make mistakes, and where I can be honest and genuine with myself and my work. 
I found myself in Aptos’s very own Blue Apple Studios when I was eight years old and I have been creating ever since. I received an education at UC Berkeley with a BFA in Art Practice in 2018. I've had the honor of teaching children creative expression since I was a teenager and into my adult life. These experiences have ranged from studios just like Blue Apple to more formal learning approaches like the Reggio philosophy. I love being able to teach and learn from others, adding and enriching my own practice as a visual artist. My dream is to have a place where little ones can grow in all ways, in their art, self and voices.