Hi there! My name is Trina Quandt and I am the owner and teacher at Dancing Crayons Workshop. I am both an artist and an educator; You can find my artwork, here! I’m also a wife, mom, sister, friend, avid home cook, athlete, and ponderer. For me, art is meditation- a chance to notice and celebrate small details. It’s beauty and peace in the face of life’s hard edges and uncertainty. I firmly believe we all have creativity in us, and I teach to hopefully help others find it in themselves.

I grew up in Upstate NY where I developed my love of Fall and mountain lakes. In 2006, I received a B.A. in studio art from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. After several years working in the graphic design industry as a production coordinator, I returned to school to become an art teacher and in 2014, I completed my M.S. in Art Education at the College of Saint Rose, in Albany NY. 

I live with my husband, our two kids, and our lug of a dog, Albie in Los Angeles, California.