Amanda Pletsch

Teacher/Mentor

Amanda is an art teacher at Fusion Academy’s Oak Brook Campus. She earned her BFA from North Park University in Chicago where she studied print making, graphic design, photography and painting. Amanda also played four years of collegiate varsity volleyball.

While in college she worked as an arts and crafts instructor at Covenant Bible camps.  Amanda started teaching elementary school students art at an after school program call Young Rembrandts. After graduation, Amanda worked as a paraprofessional in both a middle school and high school setting. She has also coached Volleyball at both levels.

 As an art teacher she enjoys when the students are surprised by their work and inspired to do more. Amanda believes that very one can create great art, they are just afraid to try. Amanda’s goal is to help students pass that fear by working with the student to create work they can take pride in. Amanda is very interested in the process of layering paint and sanding back into it. At the same time placing two different images in one piece. She is inspired by city, nature scenery and animals. Amanda also participated in an Alumni Show at North Park where she had paintings that represented different ways of seeing. Which was inspired by working with a blind student the year before.

 In her free time, if she is not spending time with her family. Amanda can be found running, reading or coloring in one of her many adult coloring books. She regularly participates in her own art parties with her three-year-old daughter where they both set aside time to create art. Amanda has her own freelance business where she does commissioned work. 

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