Heather Arndt is an artist, designer, teacher and native Angelino.

She paints in mixed media, designs ceramic pieces for her line happy los angeles, creates art making tools and workshops for “what did you make today”, and shares the love of the process and the growth that it offers with both new and experienced artists in her “happy makings” workshops and along side Dr. Lisa Carmack, at their Life Design Collective. She has taught in both formal and private settings to varying students of all ages.

She works with ceramics, mixed media painting, reclaimed wood and succulents.

After earning a Bachelors of Fine Art at San Diego State, Heather began designing footwear for companies such as DC, Hurley and Vans. In love with design and travel, she spent 15 years creating footwear and accessories for many of California’s skate and surf brands. In that time she also expanded her love of art making and earned her Master’s in Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University.

In 2008, she opened a Los Angeles based gallery and home decor boutique. More importantly, through the art gallery she built a community of artists and designers from Southern California and beyond, many she met through her role in organizing of the seminal group show “Supersonic 2004”. After 3 years in retail and running a gallery, she decided to focus in on making and teaching art.

Heather travels for inspiration, writes for fun, and hikes the hills of Griffith Park to stay sane.She lives and works with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles.

“Build your own dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs.”