Rachel Parks, B.A.
PreK-8 Art Teacher
Rachel has her Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Art History from The University of Houston. She began lessons with Artist Within when she was 16 years old and was soon hired as an instructor. Besides a break when she attended the University of Houston, she has been teaching art for over 15 years. While earning her degree she took many various classes from painting to bookmaking to screen printing and photography. She also attended lessons at Houston School of Art and Design, working with various artist mentors to learn different styles of teaching. She has a passion for inspiring creativity in her students, believing that every project is a chance to learn something new and an opportunity to express yourself. When she is not helping her students complete masterpieces, she creates her own artwork. She does commission pieces as well as teaches private lessons and continues to teach at Artist Within. Her medium of choice is colored pencil, but she is also talented in acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and graphite as well.