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Shrew’d Arts is owned and operated by Amy Flowers. A self-taught fine artist, Ms. Flowers has worked in watercolor and traditional drawing mediums since childhood and has been employed as a professional photographer and darkroom artist for over 25 years. She added a second career in 2006, focusing on museums and working as an exhibitions preparator and art installer for art museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the country. Ms. Flowers began independent instruction in alternative art media in 1995, offering classes in local paper and art supply stores. A studio space was acquired in 1996 and she began offering classes and workshops through the studio. She now teaches throughout the United States at stores and art conventions. On faculty at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York, she has been an instructor through the Special Studies program since 2000. She also organizes and hosts the New Mexico Art Adventure Workshop, a series of weeklong alternative art seminars based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Amy believes that everyone has a creative side, no matter how they choose to express it. Shrew’d Arts classes and workshops provide a supportive and creative environment for people to explore their artistic soul with a variety of alternative art media. The informal class structure and innovative instruction offers everyone the opportunity to relax and have fun while creating “outside the box.” Hallmarks of her classes include emphasis on technique and an informal and encouraging teaching style, enabling even the beginning artist to create and build artistic confidence.