EDUCATION: BA in Studio Art & California Teaching Credential in Art Education – Cal State Long Beach, CA
Heather Norris is a California native and graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in studio art with an emphasis in illustration. She chose illustration because she loves creating art that tells a story about the world around her. After receiving her degree, she started her professional career in the advertising world as a graphic designer. After a few years working as a graphic designer she went back to Cal State Long Beach to finish completing her dream of becoming an art teacher and received her Credential in Single Subject Art Education. She enjoys teaching art because she loves the energy of being around young people while they are being creative. She enjoys seeing student’s faces light up when learning new skills and art techniques for the first time. Her students inspire her to keep creating her own art and to never stop learning. When Heather is not teaching art she runs her own illustration business where she creates custom portraits and other watercolor illustrations for clients.