kelsey lauren Schmitt
Creative Guide & Visual Artist
Kelsey Lauren Schmitt graduated in 2012 from Maryland Institute College of Art earning a Master of Arts in Teaching & a Bachelor of Fine Arts. During her college years, she worked heavily in community service, leading multiple Art Therapy classes at the Women's Prison Projects of Baltimore, MD as well as working at interactive art fairs for students with special needs. Directly after college, she took her first job as a Fine Arts teacher in Singapore where she taught Art to secondary school students for two years at Fajar Secondary School. During her time in Singapore, she reconstructed the schools's Art curriculum to take on a Holistic approach to learning and include more variety of Art materials, providing the students with the opportunity to work with ceramics, pastels, acrylic paint and recycled materials. After Singapore, she went on to create an Arts integrated English program and the very first Fine Arts Club at Shenzhen Senior High School, one of the top IB schools in China, which led to multiple art exhibitions that showcased student and faculty artworks. Outside of school, she organized Art Therapy events for adults, exploring the healing powers of play and creativity using clay, paint, and jewelry materials. After living and working in China for 3 years, she has now returned to the United States and is a practicing Artist and Creative Guide, producing works that speak to the soul and leading Art classes for Artists of all ages.