Tina Gramann
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    Tina loves to create and has made things her whole life. From an early age, she would spend hours in her room making things while her large family buzzed about in the house around her. School projects were always her favorite, and she was fortunate to have received special assignments along the way, like her 2nd grade art teacher Ms. Welch who suggested, "Decorate this bulletin board for the cafeteria!" Over her lifetime, though, her greatest inspiration was her American foster grandmother "Tutu" who encouraged in Tina a love of painting and creating! Tina is a self-taught artist whose work is influenced by nature and years of working in professional theatre and the early childhood classroom. This love of art is what she loves to share with others. Tina lives in Salida, Colorado with her husband Brian, and they have two grown children in Durango and Austin. When not creating, Tina finds inspiration from gardening, cooking for family, and hiking the many trails in the surrounding Arkansas Valley. Whether painting a mural, developing a community project, or making a fun decoration, let Tina create something for you today! 

Select Work Experience:
Artistic Director & founder, Salida Creativity Lab
Drama Teacher, Salida Montessori Charter School
Education Director, ZACH Theatre
Performing Arts School Director, ZACH Theatre
Resident Fight Director, Austin Shakespeare

Select Event Coordination:  
Salida ArtWalk Children’s Pop-Up Museum
Salida Chinese New Year Dragon Parade
Monarch Crest Crank benefiting The Alliance
Salida Child & Family Fair
Zilker Elementary Outdoor Learning Center Concert

MFA, BA in Theatre, and A.A.S. in Child Development
Leadership Austin Essential Class

Select Bibliography:
  • Liebl, Sam. “Longfellow celebrates lunar new year.” The Mountain Mail (Salida) February 6, 2017.

Awards and Grants:
  • Think 360 Arts and Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Arts Partnership Grant
  • Salida Council for the Arts Community Grant
  • Salida Soup Community Grant Award
  • City of Salida Community Funding Grant
  • University of Houston School of Theatre Scholarship

Partnerships: Salida Montessori Charter School, Longfellow Elementary, Boys and Girls Club, Children's Discovery Ranch, City of Salida Recreation Department, Salida Early Childhood Center

Oscar Nell Pribble "Tutu"
Second grade bulletin board