Glitter Meets Glue
For those that don’t know me, my is Amie and I’m an art teacher, graphic designer, and founder of Glitter Meets Glue. I love designing, whether it be interior, graphic, fashion, etc. I’ve had a life-long love of the Arts and enjoy using my fine arts and graphic design background to create engaging art resources that my students enjoy.
I love composing fun art games and projects for my students. My primary focus is designing supplemental materials that can be used in general ed classrooms, art rooms, or in homeschooling environments. So if you’re teaching your students about Veteran’s Day or wanting ideas on how to make an easy Halloween art project, Glitter Meets Glue has got your covered.
In my spare time, I enjoy oil and watercolor painting, cooking, anything related to the beach. I love craft beer and chronicling the tales of Roxie, my adventourous little kitty cat. She has many nicknames but the one that has stuck the most is, “Kitty Poopadoo!” She’s truly the center of my world.
Lastly, I’m married to my smart and talented husband, Larry, who can fix anything in a pinch. He has a nickname too: “Tech Support.” We’ve been together for such a long time that I like to say our love is old enough to get a driver’s license.
Just so you know I didn’t get my degree from a bubblegum machine, I spent the first two years of college going to art school. And honestly? I didn’t love it. I felt like it wasn’t quite right for me. So I switched gears (and schools) and decided to pursue secondary art education. After graduating and landing my first job, I went back to get a graphic design certification so I could help put my school’s yearbook together.
• Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
• Georgian Court College, B.A. in Secondary Art Education
• U.C.C., Graphic Design Certification
I’ve taught art to elementary and middle school-aged students for 20 years in New Jersey public schools at two different school districts. During my first three years of teaching, I taught art at the local YMCA during the summer.
During the summer of my first year of teaching, I started my first online business. I parlayed my skills in art, design, and education to create free online tutorial videos. Teaching and learning have been passions of mine that I’ve practiced both in and out of the classroom. I love sharing all that I create with others via Glitter Meets Glue. Nothing gets me more excited than knowing educators all over the world are using my resources in their classrooms.
Teaching Honors & Awards
• Teacher of the Year, 2003
• Rated “highly effective” (Charlotte Danielson model) 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018