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Briana Dams

I’m so excited to enter into my 12th year teaching art and my 8th year at Oakhurst. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio but have called Atlanta home for the past 13 years. I love that the arts provide students with creative self-expression and can be integrated into all subject matters to help with engagement and confidence. My goal is to encourage students to become creative thinkers and problem solvers inside the art room and out. When I’m not creating art of my own, I like to keep busy by traveling with my husband and gardening. As a lover of animals I work with a foster/rescue group and own three pets of my own, two dogs and one cat named Izzy. My dog Benson and our newest addition, Gus, are Australian Cattle Dogs that love to go hiking and appear in my art videos. To stay up to date with the Oakhurst art room you can follow me on Instagram