Heather Arndt Valerio is an artist, designer, teacher and native Angelino whose work in clay, paint and mixed media navigates our attempts to express our most vulnerable, powerful selves in the world. With degrees in Fine Art from San Diego State and Claremont Graduate University, and a background in shoe design for skate and surf brands that took her all over the globe, Heather’s journey has brought her home to Los Angeles and her passion for teaching and making her own work. She is inspired by her students’ freedom and natural creativity, and engenders a space where everyone can be a part of the meditative, healing and playful practice of making art.