Meet the Team
Art Days of Summer Camp is run by three amazing seasoned teachers!
I am a visual Artist specializing in painting, fashion illustration and recyclable art. I have taught in the DMV area for ten years. I have also hosted Art camps through non-profit organizations since 2008. I have participated in student art shows at University of The District of Columbia as well as a group mural project that is still exhibited at the University. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of The District of Columbia (with a concentration in painting). I have been artistically expressive since the age of 10, taking every opportunity to create whether it be a cartoon strip for friends or designing an outfit for myself. The most enjoyable part of teaching art to children is to watch them discover and be proud of their own creativity and self-expression.
ADOS Founder/Director, Visual Artist, DCPS Art Teacher
Andrea Solay has always enjoyed working with children of all ages in both the formal and informal education worlds. She believes in the ability of children to learn, grow and express their inner voice. In addition to raising six children herself, she was employed by Girl Scouts of USA for several years, creating programs that enabled girls to express themselves in the fields of arts and science. She has taught or has held positions as a Paraprofessional in school systems in Charlotte, NC, Yuma AZ, Phoenix AZ, Seattle WA, and Washington, DC.
She has a Bachelors in Education from Duquesne University, holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and a First Aide/CPR Certificate. She is currently employed at Breakthrough Montessori.
Lead Teacher at Art Days of Summer camp and DCPS Assistant Teacher
"Just a quick thank-you for the amazing experience at the Art Days of Summer Camp. Our children (ages 4 and 6) had a blast!!! They were so excited to create such cool art projects to go into the portfolios they made on day one. They also loved the field trips to museums and other outings (even lunch at a spray park). Even though there's an arts focus, the camp activities were varied and always kept their interests. Our kids are definitely looking forward to making and designing with Art Days of Summer Camp again this summer, and we're looking forward to giving them a creative outlet. Once again thank you for a job well done."
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Iris, Mother of 2