Katey Sandy and Judith Howard knew each other professionally for several years before either realized that they shared a love of painting.Both women worked in the field of early childhood education and met at an Association of Christian Schools International conference.
Afterward, Howard visited Sandy’s children’s learning center at Warner Pacific College and was impressed with all of the artwork.
“I thought to myself that I’d never seen someone get so involved with the kids and art,” she said. “There was hands-on learning and lots of art happening.”
In 2007, both women retired, Sandy as an associate professor and Howard as the Northwest assistant director for early childhood education for ACSI.
And, as fate would have it, both signed up for a Mature Learning acrylic painting class at Clark College at the same time.