Angela Patterson


Electives Department


Angela earned both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Prior to coming to Fusion Academy, Angela started her teaching career as an art teacher at Swift Creek Elementary School located in Chesterfield, Virginia and taught there for seven years. She has also been an Art History teacher and tutor at Charity Family Life in Richmond, Virginia. She was also Assistant Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, Angela has been an entrepreneur, opening her own business called Art 4 Smart Studio offering art classes, workshops and summer camps in Peoria, Illinois to students ages 5-13.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Lived in England for four years with her husband and two children
  • Known for her award winning chili and mac and cheese
  • Enjoys outdoors activities such as running, swimming and long walks