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Kammy Downs


My husband, of 35 years, and I have five grown daughters and two grand-children. Today, I reside in Hays, KS where I am a teaching assistant at Fort Hays State University. I enjoy working on my body of art and doing occasional murals. My artworks may be seen at www.kammydowns.myportfolio.com or KammyDowns 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. 1.5 years experience graduate teaching assistant at Ft. Hays State University

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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