Welcome to Emily's Creative Cache!

Artist Tutorials

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo


Guiseppe Arcimboldo


Keith Haring


Rene Magritte


Video Tutorials

Learn to create a GIF with Tiffany


Student examples

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Emily vonSwearingen has worked with Access Gallery as a teaching artist since 2001. She offers extensive experience in creating arts programs for students with all ability levels. She works with mixed and multi-media, tactile storytelling and therapeutic approaches in integrative arts. She focuses on sensory engagement and adapting tools and teaching methods to be fully inclusive for all students. She is currently learning American Sign Language while collaborating with students who are Deaf. Her diverse history includes founding the Artist in Residency program at the former Denver Children’s Hospital and collaborating with over 65 schools and numerous organizations such as VSA Colorado/Access Gallery, the Colorado Center for the Blind, Denver Public Library, Denver Housing Authority, Rocky Mountain Deaf School and Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. 


Tiffany Hoglind is a Deaf Art Teacher at the Rocky Mountain Deaf School with 16 years teaching experience. Tiffany earned her M.S. in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. Since 2015, she has taught the Deaf View Image Art (De’VIA) curriculum for Deaf students including creating De’VIA videos with elementary Deaf students and developing De’VIA motif trading cards with her colleagues in other states to provide teaching tools for all Deaf children. Her students’ artworks have won the De’VI­­A Youth Deaf Art Competition through Kansas Deaf School and Museum of Deaf History Arts and Culture. She has collaborated with Access Gallery since 2019 on several projects. Check out: