Christie Slater Hubley
Christie founded Tinker Art Studio and opened the doors in January, 2012. Prior to starting the Tinker, Christie taught third grade at The Studio School, an arts-integrated magnet school in Northglenn, CO, from 2009-2011 and was the founding grade-level teacher. She then established a ceramics program at The Studio School and continued teaching in the Ceramics Studio through 2014. Christie is also an arts-integration specialist--collaborating with classroom teachers to plan arts-integrated thematic units of study. She holds her Masters of Education in Integrated Teaching through the Arts, and her Colorado State Teaching License with an endorsement in Elementary Education as well as Art. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not teaching or managing the business, Christie is a ceramic artist and enjoys both wheel throwing and handbuilding. A native of Western North Carolina, Christie moved to Boulder 12 years ago and enjoys Colorado activities and adventures with her husband, Sam, and their dog, Larkspur.
Anika, a Colorado native, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. While in college she fostered her passion for the arts. With degrees in Art and English Literature Anika hopes to continue working with children, the arts and lifelong learning. Seeing children progress and change through the years is part of the reason Anika loves what she does. After spending a year traveling the world Anika is excited to be back at Colorado and working at Tinker. In her spare time Anika enjoys being outside, reading, learning new things, and creative projects.
Cameron received his degree with honors from the University of Northern Colorado in art education with emphasis in both drawing and art history. He has experience in many fields of art education from teaching at an arts camp in Wisconsin to student teaching in both St. Vrain Valley School District as well as BVSD. Cameron has worked as a jewelry concept designer and is currently an arts integration religious school instructor at Congregation Har Hashem. He is an award winning artist that has shown his work in multiple gallery and non-traditional spaces.
Heather grew up in Arkansas and attended college at The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she graduated with a BFA in Art Education. Her emphasis was on painting with a secondary on printmaking. She moved to Boulder in 2014 and centers her lifestyle around her passions: teaching art, gardening, biking, yoga and hiking with her two dogs, Kava & Daisy.
Joy moved to Boulder 15 years ago to finish her degree in Fine Arts at the University of Colorado. She fell in love with the people and the creative community she found here. She moved up Sunshine Canyon where she ran her own pottery studio for over five years, making beautiful vibrantly colored porcelain dinner ware. In 2005 she received her Teachers License from Naropa, and began teaching at September High School for the next 7 years. There she created a free after school arts program for teens in the community called, After Hour Arts. Joy loves working with her hands in a wide variety of mediums, but especially loves teaching and working on the potters wheel. She now lives in the Holiday Neighborhood with her two young children and is excited to be making art again.
Kathy comes to Tinker with a desire to guide children in joyful experiences of learning and art. After many years of teaching ballet, Kathy pursued a Master's Degree in education, with an emphasis in designing curriculum for integrated studies. She joined Christie at The Studio School, an arts integrated magnet school in Northglenn, Colorado, and began the adventure of introducing children to the power of learning through the arts. Kathy has taught both 3rd and 2nd grade over the past six years. She also serves as the school's curriculum coordinator and the gifted and talented director. Kathy has additional training through Think 360 Arts, University of Denver's Art Integration Teacher Institute, and through Rocky Mountain Nature Association's Integrated Environmental Education Teacher Institute. As an artist Kathy enjoys textile arts, floral arts, and is always exploring the ways to express science and nature through various art mediums.
Rox is an adventurer who has found her home here in Boulder, CO. She has been a working artist for the past decade and enjoys a professional career in painting and ceramics. Rox has a strong teaching background and is truly passionate about facilitating a student's artistic growth, whether they be 3, 13, 30 or 60! Outside of art, Rox can be found doing yoga, hiking, playing music, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Colleen is certified art teacher who has taught artists of all ages. She holds a master's degree in education and has taught public school art for over 20 years. Colleen was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco where she taught English and helped a local art museum catalog their ceramics collection. She has a passion for ceramic arts and has taught camps and workshops and at art museums in this media as well as other mediums. A Wisconsin native, she currently teaches high school ceramics and art in Westminster, Colorado. She loves baking and creating art with her husband and son and hiking with their two huskies in Northern Colorado.
Brianna, a Colorado native, is currently a CU student studying Philosophy, Women & Gender Studies, and working towards a Peace & Conflict Studies Certificate. She has grown her love for art since she was a young girl and is so excited to help facilitate an environment where children can grow their love for art. Brianna has always had a strong interest in working with children and combining that interest with the opportunity to help engage children in artistic expression is such a wonderful experience. As an artist her main passion is painting but in her free time also enjoys reading, hiking, drinking lots of coffee, and strengthening her community engagement here in Boulder.
Mariah grew up in Boulder, and has returned after recently graduating from Colorado State University. Her degree is in Human Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. After taking some time off to work and travel, she plans to go to grad school, and go on to become an elementary school teacher! In her spare time Mariah loves to explore all that the arts have to offer, and also loves yoga, dogs and sunshine.