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Artist Residency Project: Beechwood Elementary School

Fourth graders are Beechwood Elementary rock! I was fortunate to work with these students in May 2015. Each student was assigned a State of the Union to research. We used the symbols of each state to create a motif that each student used many times over: in ipads drawings, tessellations, stamps and drawings! See what more »

Artist Residency Projects- Bobtown Elementary School

I’ve been a Teaching Artist for over 14 years…in schools, community organizations, after school programs, museums… In the late fall of 2015 I was a Teaching Artist at Bobtown Elementary School. I was able to intensely work with the students in the 11 days we worked together. Instead of bringing in one-off activities that can more »


  I am a big collector. When I was little, I collected old people and baby animals. (So did my mom and brother…we usually had a very full house). I also really enjoyed the Poodle figurines that supposedly would change colors depending on what kind of weather would be occurring. (Does anyone else remember those?) more »

Spring Education

I love spring. The other day Adam and I took a walk in our woods and saw 2 turkeys, 2 woodpeckers, 2 snakes, 1 hawk watching over the nest and numerous bugs, cardinals, robins and other small birds. It was amazing, Spring is also the time of year when I want to start new things. more »

Amber Coppings Designs Open House March 23

Studio Open House- 5258 Butler St, 2nd floor March 23, 2013; 11am-5pm; FREE A combination of Xmittens studio open house, clearance sale and a chance to preview textile art classes and new one-of-a-kind wearables! We’ll have coffee, tea and a selection of sweets on hand. Perfect place to stop before or after brunch at any more »

Living Arrows Designs

Every year I pick a theme…usually it is something I want to work on inside myself, or meditate upon.   After much soul searching the phrase “Creative Arrow” came to mind.  I want to be a person that, for myself and others, creates a focused path to and with creativity.  With that in mind, I more »

Small Biz Advice: How to adjust during a personal crisis

Life has been severely challenging for me for awhile now.  I am currently on a long, hard road full of family emergencies, sickness and, for one of my dear parents and other people I was close to, death.  Of course, in the midst of all of this I started my own business and in November more »

My Story: Education & Training

I never thought I would become a teacher.  Actually, I resisted it in college (Carlow University when it was still just a College).  Most people in the art therapy crew pursued an arts education certificate as a back up plan.  We were all required to take an arts education class, or two for our art more »

Behind the Scenes

I love photo shoots!  they are time consuming and I always forget something important, but I do love all of the wonderful people who work with me to help make my creative business flourish.  Here are some great behind the scenes photos from the latest photo shoot in April 2012.  Thanks to Jenn and Betsy more »

Hand-dyed Fabrics for 2012

  Sneak peek into what is coming up for Amber Coppings Designs for 2012!  These photos show samples of organic cotton jersey fabric that I have been hand-dyeing using low impact fiber reactive fabric dyes.  The colors are vivid and rich…so exciting!  More to come on what the new accessories and clothing designs will be! more »