Hello, I am Tuija Mosier. I am a Finnish-American who grew up moving around North America, but nowadays consider the American Southwest “home.” I received my BA and MA in Visual Arts Education from the University of New Mexico. I have over twelve years of Visual Arts teaching experience in private, public and international school settings, most recently teaching in Dubai. I am a practicing artist, working with mixed media encaustic collage and painting. In my free time I enjoy the sea, hiking, traveling and experiencing new cultures – all of which are a source of inspiration for my own creativity.
As an international Visual Arts teacher my objective is to provide a safe and creative learning environment for all of my students to explore and find themselves as open-minded individuals. My desire is for my students to become confident in themselves through the creation of art; to be inspired, renewed and hopeful. Art should be a safe place where all find acceptance, feel connected and find meaning in their daily lives.