Teaching Philosophy 

As an occupational therapist I work towards designing classes which are developmentally appropriate for specific age groups and use evidence-based practices specific to growing creativity, innovation and imagination.

Opportunities to practice habits which grow our creativity muscles are infused throughout my classes taught for young people.

The Milieu 

Play-based art-full experiences give us the time and space to find joy, deep focus, respond to curiosity and to bring us closer to childhood wonder.

I remind myself and my students to turn UP  the wee voice inside that tells us our creative ideas are unique, precious and deserve to be honored.


I encourage students to dive into….

* their favorite things

* the intersection of art and science

* using art to make a statement about what they care about

About the Instructor

Cyndi Strid MS OTR/L is a trained artist, and  licensed occupational therapist in Oregon and Washington. Students with special needs are encouraged to apply.

For students with special needs or high-risk populations, Individual Education Plan Objectives can be integrated into art activities, upon request. 

Learn More About     Cyndi’s Art Education Bio               View Youth Class Artworks