Janet Britt, oil on wood, encaustic painting,  12''x12''

Janet Britt, oil on wood, encaustic painting,  12''x12''

Janet Britt received a degree in Art Therapy from University of Louisville and has over 25 years experience teaching art, from kindergarten to 8th grade. She began teaching with LVA's CFAC program in 2010 and currently teaches an elementary and a middle school CFAC class at the Clifton Center. She is also very involved with LVA’s Open Doors' 5x5 and art therapy programs in a variety of local schools, including St. Joseph's Children's home. When time allows, she loves to draw and paint on wood, using bees wax and resin to seal the work.

What do you hope your students take away from your class?

I want my students to embrace the self-discovery that happens when they create. I want them to unplug from their screens, get messy and and explore the magic that happens when they are given permission to use quality materials and experiment.

What is your favorite thing to teach and why?

I like it all but i really enjoy helping them learn techniques that help them feel more confident about drawing from life. I enjoy watching them play with watercolor and acrylic paints, soft pastels and charcoal. When the weather allows, I love to get the students outside with boards and paper to draw from nature, especially trees. I almost always have them use mix media. We are never bored!