My name is Angie Fenstermaker and I work out of my art studio in Van Buren, OH. My studio was lovingly designed and constructed by my husband Mark. He’s so nice to me. I have 2 children Ellie and Parker. Ellie is my business manager and Parker will be teaching some upcoming classes. I love animals! My 3 babies are my black lab Timberwolf Reese. She’s my baby girl. My rescued cat Evis Hope Magnolia is my sweet girl, unless you touch her belly and then she’ll bite you. My feral cat Prancer Darling is my husband’s “normal” girl because he found her in our barn and he only considers barn cats “normal” cats.
I have enjoyed art my entire life but it wasn’t until later in my adult life that I began to pursue it as more of a hobby. Before I met my husband, I had a friend who taught me how to fuse glass and we began teaching classes together. Shortly after that I met Mark, got engaged, had 2 kids, and gutted and renovated a house. Needless to say, my hobby was put on hold for a few years. I taught some classes here and there for friends who put some Host a Classes together and I also taught a couple of classes at Van Buren Middle and High Schools. In between then and now and I have made gifts for people and also done a few fundraisers. I also have taught the High School art interest group at Lakeside for Youth camp for 6 summers. I have decided it is finally time to make this a career! Collage, Watercolor, and Glass Fusing are my favorite medias but I dabble in other things and being self-taught means that once I figure out something, I let out my excitement by teaching a class so that you can join with me in being excited in your own piece!
I began working out and eating healthy in my mid-twenties and have never stopped. I have become passionate in encouraging people to learn how to eat and exercise moderately without becoming overwhelmed. I do not eat or exercise perfectly, and I love my ice cream, but I do try to take care of myself and have the ability and education to reach any goal. I can help you reach whatever goal you would like to strive for as well. Please check out my certifications and let’s talk about a way to get you to a healthier you. Or if you’re looking to take the next fitness step but aren’t sure exactly how to accomplish that, I can help you get there.