About The Artist!
Meet LisaMarie Adams, a local artist and educator who dabbles in a variety of mediums. Depending on the day, you might find her creating bowls on the potter's wheel, hand building sculptures, or teaching others the joys of clay work. She also enjoys painting with acrylics, watercolor, oils and piecing together artwork with collage. Other endeavors include woodworking, photography and textile work. Having over 25 years in the educational community as a teacher, principal, and behavioral coach, Ms. Adams has had an abundance of experience working with children, parents and teachers. As an artist she has been able to implement creative techniques to teach students academic skills in a unique way that makes learning enjoyable and easy. It has been her pleasure to pass these techniques along to parents and other teachers in classes, workshops and seminars. LisaMarie believes that “being artistic” and “being creative” is natural for everyone, like breathing, and through her teaching shows individuals how to strengthen their creativity muscles. LisaMarie is a graduate of Mary Washington University, has taught in both public and private schools, is a participating artist at The Artful Gift Shop, Vienna, Va., and enjoys a career of teaching, creating and being a mom. She lives in Reston and is frequently involved in local art scene venues.
Potter, Painter, Tinker
Every child is an artist The problem is how to
remain an artist once we grow up.
With that in mind, I am ever grateful that I have found a way in life to continue being artistic and to explore the world with childlike wonder and playfulness.
Fortunately I was born into a creative family, one in which creating and making was just a part of life, a way to surround yourself with beautiful things.
It is important to me that “art” is not just something done, it is a way to be, a way to view the world and our place in it. We are, by design, creators.
I have learned to find artistic beauty in simple things, all things and especially in the act of creating. My favorite thing is to inspire creativity in people of all ages, especially those who think that being an artist is only for talented people. Art is for everyone, like breathing.
I enjoy pottery and work with my mother in her home studio. It is a fascinating, ever evolving medium where one gets to make a great mess!
I will paint on anything, but I particularly like furniture, found objects and walls. I think our homes should be a sanctuary for our souls.
What is a tinker? Someone who messes around with things, a jack of all trades so to speak. I tend not to stick with one medium, I dabble in all sorts, always learning and growing.
As an artist, I enjoy teaching children and adults of all ages. I participate in a local gallery and work space for artists, enjoy getting out into the local venues selling my wares, and training teachers in the possibilities of art as a medium to strengthen basic academic skills.
(703) 405-3471 Reston, Virginia