About Mrs. Amy Clapp...
Position: Jewelry, Intro to Art
My hope for my students is to be able to turn a rough piece of sheet metal into an exquisite work of art created for adornment. We focus on craftmanship with attention to detail. Students benefit from working with their hands attaining the character trait of perseverance as they work to create their vision for their piece.
My Education and Professional Background
Upon graduating from Casa Grande Union High School, I attended NAU and earned my Bachelor's Degree majoring in Merchandising with a Minor in Studio Art. It was at NAU where I found a passion for jewelry making. I attended Parson's School of Design for a semester in NY, NY.
After becoming a mom of four, I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in Education. I earned a Master's Of Education and teaching certificate from ASU. I had the privilege to teach Art at my alma mater, Casa Grande Union High School, for two years. Now, I am overjoyed to be a Chandler Wolf, teaching classes centered around my passion for jewelry making.
My Educational Philosophy
As exemplified in my own story, I value education and its ability to enrich lives. Students will be successful when they put in the hard work. When students apply themselves and make an effort to understand content, the possibilities are endless. Especially in the arts, where perseverance, planning, refining, and craftmanship are learned. I am not only passionate about my content, but also about seeing the look of pride on a student's face as if to say, "I made that!"