My name is Maria Ahrndt. I have been an art teacher at Spring Lake Park High school since 1993. I am excited every year to return and reconnect with the creative young minds at Summer Academy. Although it is very rewarding to see high school graduates return with news about their exciting new art careers, I miss the early stages of creativity and enthusiasm of an elementary child. I enjoy teaching every aspect of art production like drawing, painting, crafts, and sculpting in clay and plaster. My interests are reading, mural painting, and going to museums.