Amy St. Aubin

Amy St. Aubin

Amy St. Aubin received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore MD, majoring in Painting. She has been involved with Arts Education for 25 years, beginning with the Community School of Art in Charlotte NC. Over the past 25 years she has taught in various programs from School 33 in Baltimore, Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts in Winston Salem NC, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Education Institute, the McColl Center for Visual Art, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, all in Charlotte NC.

Ms. St. Aubin has been trained in Arts Integration through numerous Kennedy Center workshops while teaching with the BPAC-EI. She enjoys working with diverse populations, and allowing each student’s individual creativity to enhance their learning experience. Her lessons include Japanese Haikus & Landscapes; Paper Mache Animals, Character Portraits and Australian Aboriginal Painting.



  3634 Litchfield Rd.




Program description

Teachers can choose the direction of the Portraits, either self portraits, or character portraits. Students either create their own character, or capture the essence of a character from a chosen story. Portraiture and expression come into play as students bring out subtle details about their character, and the story setting. What does “surprise” look like? How does a scowl and a furrowed brow tell us something about that character? What time of day, what season, does the story take place? Proportion emphasized.  Allow colors and brush stroke, watercolor pencils and details to complete the picture! Students continue to elaborate and reflect with their writing, finishing with a presentation to the class, including peer review.

Booking / scheduling contact

Amy St.Aubin


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Residency
Population served: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

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Length of program: 45 minutes/ 3 steps
Fees / Ticketing:

1 class: $375.00

2 classes: $750.00

3 classes: $1125.00

4 classes: $1500.00

5 classes: $1875.00


NC Standard Course of Study:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5:develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting or trying new approach.

CCSS.ELA.Literacy.RI5.2: determine two or main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details, summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA.Literacy.W.5.2a:introduce a topic clearly, provide general observation and focus, and group related information logically, include formatting, illustrations, and multi-media when useful to aiding comprehension.

NC Essential Standards:

2.V.1.2: create original art that expresses ideas about people, neighborhoods or communities.

2.V. 1.4: understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, textures, form, space and value.

2.V.1.5: understand characteristics of the Principles of Design, including repetition, movement, emphasis, contrast, balance and proportion.

2.V.2.3: create art from real and imaginary sources of inspiration.

2.V.3.3: use the processes of drawing and painting.

3.V.1.1:use art vocabulary, including specific artistic terms.

3.V.1.4:understand characteristics of the Elements of Art, including lines, shapes, colors, textures, form, space and value.

3.V.2.1: create art through a process of that includes generating ideas, planning solutions, and producing original art.

4.V.1.2: apply personal choices while creating art.

4.V.1.4: understand how the Elements of Art are used to develop a composition.

4.V.3.3: create art using the processes of drawing and painting.

5.V.1.2:create art that reflects personal voice and choice.

5.V.2.3:create realistic, imaginative art.

5.V.3.1:evaluate how to manipulate tools safely and appropriately to reach desired outcome.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is necessary, 25% of fee must be paid if cancelled w/in 2 weeks prior to lesson start date, and cannot be rescheduled.