Degrees and Certifications:

Amy Close

Art Teacher

Hello Peninsula Artists!

This is an important time to stay connected in heART and learn new ways to creatively express ourselves. I experience art as an essential outlet during these uncertain and potentially stressful times. We will keep it simple and have fun! 


Ms. Close

Art Website


  • Favorite school memory as a student: 

    Anytime we did art! When I went to elementary school, we didn’t have art classes (only music, PE, and library). The classroom teachers were responsible for art projects in the homeroom. I remember always being so excited when we had the opportunity to create art. I also loved states and capitals in 5th grade. I’ll never forget the capital of Kansas is Topeka, because of that lesson. I loved my 5th-grade teacher, Mr. Schultz; he let us express ourselves in artistic and unique ways. He was very calm and practical.

    My “why” for being in public education:

    From a young age, I dreamed of being a teacher. I have a lot of educators in my family and love being of service to our community. Once I reached 6th grade, I struggled in school and found an outlet in the arts. I want all children to have that opportunity; to learn in new and maybe non-conventional ways. Art education is FUN and brings a lot of joy with a portfolio of personal growth and practiced improvement. 

    What I do to unwind and recharge:

    Traveling with my son (13), Paddleboard (SUP), hot yoga, walk/run, meditation, journal, ART, get organized, backpacking, snowboarding, and SLEEP.