Visual Arts Instructor
Brief info

Liz Sprackland has always had a love of Art. Art can calm, art can build confidence, it can boost self esteem. Art is a learned skill and provides a sense of accomplishment. Art accesses both mind and body to promote healing. These are important concepts to Liz as art educator at Cascade Academy. Her background in the arts started back in the 1970’s when she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Horticulture. It was then that Liz realized the importance of art in people’s lives.

Liz started her career here in Utah at the Sundance Resort. There she worked closely with the owner, Robert Redford to be an integral part of the Sundance Catalog and also started Sundance Organic Farms. After working 18 years as the General Manager of Sundance Farms, Liz decided to go back to school to complete a Master’s Degree in Education and her teaching career began.

Liz started teaching at a charter school, then a private school in Park City, then moved to Wasatch Jr. High and Wasatch High School. Liz loves the high school age, and helped build an art program that included drawing, painting, and college level art history. She also taught drawing and painting at Utah Valley University. Liz’s accolades include: Ace Award “Educator of the Year” Wasatch High School, and UEA Educator Award, “Excellence in Education, Top Ten Teachers” in Utah.

Although Liz was close to retiring, she was offered a job at Cascade Academy. Liz is so excited that art is an important component of Cascade Academy and is looking forward to expanding the arts program to help students deal with their strong emotions, increase their self-awareness and self-worth and decrease stress and anxiety in their everyday life.

Liz is from Chicago Illinois, and has lived in Utah for 40 years. She loves the outdoors, has 2 daughters, loves to garden, paint, ski, hike and travel. She even had the opportunity to teach art in Bali, Indonesia. Liz’s favorite hiking spots: Southern Utah and Maine. Liz has been to 25 National Parks and is looking forward to traveling to many more.

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