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Pam Schmidt

Artist and Instructor

My name is Pamela J. Schmidt (Pam) and I have been some sort of instructor most of my adult life.  I started my “official” teaching career as a Crime Scene Investigator who taught Forensics classes.  My unofficial career as an instructor has been teaching a wide variety of craft classes from jewelry, handmade book binding, scrapbooking, alcohol inks, mixed media acrylic paint pouring and upcycling home décor. 

Now that I have retired from law enforcement the bulk of my teaching is in the arts and crafts arena although I still occasionally travel to teach forensics.  I absolutely adore teaching people how to be creative.  I love to see the light bulb go off and the light in their eyes when they see what they have done.  Nothing is more satisfying.  I teach locally in several different cities and have just started my YouTube channel “The Studio In My Mind”.  I created that name because I have always dreamed of having a “place to call my own” where I can teach, but for now the studio is in my mind!

I am very proud to be a part of this team and look forward to teaching, and learning, from everyone.  I believe that “everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student”.  Not only do I teach people but I learn myself through them.  

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