is the owner and artist behind A Work of Heart Studio in San Jose California that started in 1998.
Andrea loves her daily creative practice and sharing knowledge of materials and processes with others. She finds great joy in breaking down seemingly complicated processes into simple steps and has adopted a guiding principle of "First, Not Only". The attitude of "first, not only" gives us permission to playfully explore without fear.
Currently most of Andrea's live classes are happening via zoom. Her mixed media membership "Watch.Learn.Play" has been open since August 2021 and contains over 250 short mixed media lessons.
When she's not focusing on art and the business, Andrea enjoys fostering kittens for her local county and takes pride in placing each and every furry baby in loving homes.