Hello my name is Ms. Banham and I teach visual arts to grades 1-8 here at St. Genevieve. I hold an MA in elementary education with an emphasis in arts integration from USC, a BFA in theater from the University of Montana and a studio arts degree from LAVC. My teaching philosophy is based on a quote by Indian art philosopher Ananda Coomaraswamy, β€œThe artist is not a special kind of person; rather, each person is a special kind of artist.” It is my goal as a teacher to unlock the unique artist that exists in each of my students. I love spending time imagining, experimenting, creating, and having fun in the art room!