About Us

Brush and Glaze Learning Studio LLC 

is an art studio in beautiful Wasilla, Alaska, located in the Creekside Plaza. We specialize in small group classes for learners of all ages and experience levels.  Our goal is to provide full session art classes for homeschool students in an environment that fosters appreciation for the creative process and for each other as friends and fellow students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the teachers certified?
Yes, Rachel is a certified instructor. Her license is currently with the state of Kansas, and she is working to meet Alaska's specifications. Other instructors may not all hold complete licenses but undergo hands-on training with Rachel to ensure quality of instruction and lesson planning. 

What if I want my child to learn a skill but I don't see a class for it?
Tell us about it! We love to hear your feedback. We want our classes to stay relevant and exciting to both students and parents. In each class, we believe student interest is a highly important factor. After all, isn't' student interest what this is all about? 

Have more questions we didn't answer? Email us at brushandglaze@gmail.com for more information.

Meet our Art Instructors

Ms. Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner is the owner of Brush & Glaze Learning Studio. She is a certified K-12 Art and 6-12 English educator. Until 2021, she has taught in public school. She loves seeing children light up when they create art! Ms. Rachel believes that knowledge of and practice in the arts are some of the most foundational tools any person can have. She knows history is recorded and remembered through works of art, and that art has an amazing ability to help us work though difficult moments. She finds it fascinating how art helps us learn concentration and activates multiple centers of the brain. She believes that every person alive has the ability to be an artist. The trick is having the patience!   
Ms. Rachel is married to Derek Skinner. They have one son, five-year-old Elliott, and three fat, naughty kitties, Clementine, Steve, and Felix.