Degrees and Certifications:

BFA in Drawing at Colorado State University. Teaching Licensure Program at Metropolitan State University.

Ms. Dean


My name is Claire Dean and I am the visual arts teacher here at Skyline. I'm originally from Arvada, Colorado and have always had a love for the arts. I attended CSU in Fort Collins to earn my BFA in visual art with a concentration in drawing. In the past year, I went back to school to become a teacher and share my love of art with children. While painting and drawing are my main mediums, I enjoy sculpting with various media as well. My style is often whimsical, cartoon-like and focused around both imagined and real-world events as well as concepts based on my own life experiences. I believe that art should embrace everyone's individual narratives and perspectives which is the approach I take to teaching. Students in my classroom are given concepts to dive into that allow them to focus on their own lives and ideas so that they may express their life stories. I am so happy to be here at Skyline sharing my passion with your students and getting to know their stories through the lens of art!