Cindy Cooper, originally from North Ridgeville, Ohio, has lived and worked as a professional artist and teacher in Huntersville for 16 years. Mrs. Cooper’s motto is “Love what you do and do what you love” – being given the gift of artistry and teaching, that is an easy thing to do!
With a degree in visual communications Mrs. Cooper believes that teaching art goes much deeper than “making something pretty”. It is a way for students to express themselves, as well as, a way to build their self esteem and encourage them to try new things. Art class should be fun and fulfilling for everyone no matter the skill level.
When Mrs. Cooper isn’t teaching, you can find her sharing God’s love with others. In 2016, she co-founded a job workshop program called Artistic Freedom through Caterpillar Ministries. During the workshop, life skills and art are taught to undeserved women in Huntersville. In addition, they offer a GED program in which Mrs. Cooper teaches literacy, science and social studies prep.
Whether teaching children or adults, art or literacy, building confidence is the key to success in any type of learning environment. Coming from a secular teaching environment, Mrs. Cooper says it is a liberating feeling to be able to integrate God’s love into the learning process.
”A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”