About the Teacher
Robin Young is a certified teacher with a Master of Arts in Education from Concordia University, Irvine, CA. She has a passion for teaching children, and her goal is to encourage creativity and to instill a love for art in her students. Robin has 15 years of experience teaching pottery, drawing, and painting, in public, private, and charter school environments, as well as at her home studio in Laguna Niguel, CA. She currently teaches Pottery along with the Fine Art with the Masters courses at Independent Learning Academy's Orange County and Carlsbad locations.
During her undergraduate years at Baylor University, Robin had the privilege of studying Art History in London, England with their British Isles program. More recently she spent a month in Florence exploring museums and Renaissance art galleries while learning about the inspirational master artists of Italy.
Many parents have expressed joy in observing the positive impact Robin's classes have had on their children. Research has shown that art education helps build critical thinking skills, promotes innovation, and provides a positive outlet for self-expression. Art is calming, especially during these stressful times. It builds self-esteem, relieves anxiety, and contributes to a more productive and peaceful life.