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Kammy Downs


I grew up in rural Kansas. After graduating from Emporia State University I moved to San Bernardino, CA where I served three years with Cru Ministry at their International headquarters.

My husband, of 31 years, and I have five grown daughters and two grand-children. Today, I reside in Overland Park, KS near two of my daughters. I enjoy working on my body of art and doing occasional murals. My artworks may be seen on my Art Facebook page or by following me on Instagram.


Art teacher with pre-school thru high school age students for 28+ years at a variety of education establishments including private Christian schools, home-school, Montessori, public and charter schools.

3 years experience as instructor of Advanced Placement Studio Art in Drawing.

In addition, I wrote a UC approved Design course for The Grove School of Redlands, CA. I have also written public art grants, two of which included work with internationally known artists, Stan Herd and Shin-hee Chin.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Emporia State University

Certificate of Digital Arts and Design from University of California Riverside Extension

In process: Master of Fine Arts in Drawing from Ft. Hays State University


Kansas Teacher Credential

Missouri Teacher Credential

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