Shari Keith

The Junk Lady
Transforming Junk into Treasure

Shari Keith, The Junk Lady, is a teaching artist who conducts hands-on visual art workshops that lead participants of all ages to discover that they can truly transform junk into treasure.

Workshop participants will explore new ways of using found objects and discarded materials to create unique art that reflects their individual visual voices.

Schools and organizations may choose from a variety of workshops that can be presented individually, in a series, or as all-school residencies.  Transforming Junk into Treasure workshops can be used in academic settings as stand-alone art explorations or may be adapted to other areas of the curriculum.  Workshops can also be presented as enrichment activities for youth, as summer programs, and for adults who want to experience something new.

Shari Keith is a collector of junk extraordinaire.  She creates jewelry and art from found objects, and her work has been featured in galleries throughout the U.S.  Her unique way of using junk to decorate her home was featured in The Arizona Republic, and almost all of the clothing she wears is recycled.

Shari Keith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Education.  She is a former gifted education teacher, and is currently a roster artist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.  She works as a teaching artist who shares her passion for the environmental and artistic benefits of creating with junk with students of all ages.