Ashley Newby-Lacy

Mediums: Teen Painting and Drawing, Kid’s Painting and Drawing, and ATM Art.

Ashley graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland with a double major in Studio Art and Art Education and a minor in Art History.  She also has a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Art Education. She has nine years of teaching experience in MCPS, 7 years teaching elementary school, and 2 years teaching middle school.  Additionally she has 5 years of teaching experience with VisArts!

“I believe that art education is essential because it provides students with a unique opportunity to think critically, and express themselves creatively. As humans we are born to create, and crave creative experiences. Art fulfills a child’s need to create, and I feel blessed to have a job that allows me to facilitate these experiences. Art is fun, freeing, and joyful, and it is one of the greatest blessings of my life to share it with others!”