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Meet The Team

Emily Hammerstad

Emily Hammerstad

Owner / Teacher

- Pre-school

- Elites

Hi! My name is Emily Hammerstad. My students call me Miss Emily. I have run this studio for 6 years now! I love working with children. I decided to open up Unicorns sprinkles and ART (US and ART) so I could continue working with children and teach them something I am passionate about. Multiple studies have shown the importance of being creative. It has a unique effect on our physical and emotional bodies. I believe the entrepreneurs of tomorrow are the creative minds of today. Some of my other favorites include: Visiting Disneyland, reading and writing books, and anything involving glitter!

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Mikaela Cannon

Elite's director / Teacher

- Drawing

- Elites

- Pink Painters

My name is Mikaela Cannon! I'm originally from Iowa. My favorite hobbies are anything outdoors including hiking, camping,  boating, throwing a frisbee around, spike-ball, pickle-ball, and volleyball! I also love to sing, play the piano, and listen to good music. I received my BA in art education from BYU and have been with US and ART for 2 years! I'm especially passionate about drawing, painting, printmaking (glorified stamps), bookbinding, and ceramics! I believe everyone has something special to contribute to the world if they are bold and embrace the learning process!

Avry Newbold

Avry Newbold

Teacher

- Blue Brushes

- Amber Artists

- Homeschool

- Pink Painters

Hey! My name is Avry Newbold. I have always enjoyed doing art since I was a little kid. Some of my favorite art mediums include watercolor, drawing, and ceramics. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, skiing, and playing video games. I find it amazing how one can express themself through their art. I love working with the students here at US and Art. They bring such joy into my life.

Mariam Delima

Mariam Delima

Teacher / Bi-lingual (Espanol)

- Crimson Creators

- Amber Artists

- Blue Brushes

 

Hey. My name is Mariam. My favorite art is Photography and drawing. 

I love creating new memories and spending time with family and friends. I also love traveling and meeting new people. I have wanted to become a fashion designer since I was 12 years old. I was born in Mexico City and speak Spanish fluently. I love taking care of others and being able to participate in teaching kids how to draw, I have over 3 years of experience teaching children and recently graduated with a digital media degree.

Amy Jones

Amy Jones

Teacher

- Adult Intro to the Arts

- Drawing

I grew up in Spokane, WA, and was always creating. I Received my B.A. in Art Ed from BYU which gave me the amazing opportunity to try my hand at stained glass, watercolor, oil, ceramics, plaster, and batik. I even made my husband's wedding ring using the lost wax method! While raising five children, I was the Art Specialist at Mountain Green Elementary and taught community adult painting classes. Since moving to Pleasant Grove 5 years ago, I opened an online art store, have illustrated several books, and was thrilled to see my artwork "Encircled in His Arms" receive the Visitor’s Choice Award in the LDS International Art Competition.  I am a teacher at heart and am so excited once again to be helping others develop their own creative passions!

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Jacob Perazzo

Unicorns Sprinkles and ART was such a wonderful experience for our boy. He loved being able to create and express himself. The end Gala is put together in such a wonderful way and celebrates their great art and learning. I would highly recommend for any kid.

Lauren Myrick

We love the art classes at US and Art! My daughter has loved this creative outlet, and it has been such a positive experience for her. She has an amazing teacher, and we have been thrilled with our experience here!

Stephanie Whitlock

My two girls (ages 4 and 6) love Miss Emily’s art class! They are bouncing with excitement every week when I pick them up and can’t wait to tell me what they did in class. It’s been such a good experience and ignited the artistic fire in them

Brianna Nelson

We LOVE Unicorns Sprinkles and ART!! My daughter has been attending art classes here for over a year and every time a new semester starts she begs to do it again. Emily puts so much time and energy into these classes and her students. She works hard to build each student up and help them feel confident in their own abilities. She also hosted a painting party for my daughter’s 10th birthday at our house. It was the best party ever! All the kids loved it! I can’t say enough good things about Emily and Unicorns Sprinkles and ART. You should definitely sign your child up for classes. They will love it!

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Hadley Sorensen

Assistant

Hello! I'm Hadley, a passionate artist dedicated to inspiring others to embrace the world of creativity. My go to medium is oil paints, but I enjoy explore various artistic realms. I’m currently pursuing Art and Design at Utah Valley University, and my artistic journey thrives alongside my love for singing, music, and diving into a good book. 

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Jenna Wilson

Teacher

-- Intro to art Adults

-- Homeschool

Jenna Wilson is studying studio art at BYU. Her work deals with the conversation between two different parts of herself as she seeks to reconcile her past with her present and future. Iteration is important to her work as she explores the way identity warps and distorts memories over time. Most of her works are mixed media drawings, however recently she has been exploring printmaking and sculpture as art making practices.

Destiny McHugh

Destiny McHugh

Events coordinator

Hello, my name is Destiny McHugh! I was born in Spokane Washington but raised in Utah. I have been doing art since I could pick up a pencil. My favorite art is animation, surrealism, and manga. I have tried all different forms of media from painting to digital and even clay, but my favorite will always be pencil and paper. I am very passionate about the animation style because my personality is very imaginative and kid-like. My experience with working with kids has been mostly kids with autism, FAS, and juvenile bipolar disorder. 

Kate Jorgensen

Kate Jorgensen

Class assistant

 

Hi, I’m Kate and I love drawing and painting! My favorite mediums are colored pencils, acrylics, and pastel. I have always been passionate about art. I loves creating bright, colorful art! I loves all aspects of design, including fashion and interior design. Recently, I have been making art and jewelry out of resin. 
Right now, I am the Visual Arts Sterling Scholar and Art Club president for Pleasant Grove High School. I firmly believes “the meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso

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Alaina Hadfield

Office Director

 

I am Alaina Hadfield! I love creating whether that is with digital graphics, writing, woodworking, wire wrapping, sowing, painting, or writing. I love trying new things and learning about people’s experiences in life. I starting painting and drawing during class in elementary school, through middle school it became my outlet for complicated emotions like depression and anxiety. I believe art is a great way to cope in difficult situations. I also adore children and seeing them explore the world.

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