Bethany Kartchner is a wife, mother of six (ages 12 to 2), biochemistry student and mixed-media artist. Passionate about learning new things, she always tries to stretch herself in her work whether it be maternal, artistic or academic. Thanks to her varied passions, there is always something interesting going on in her life.

 Her artistic work has appeared in many magazines including Somerset Studio, Creating Keepsakes, PaperCrafts, Art Quilting Studio, Sew Somerset, GreenCraft, Somerset Gallery, Somerset Apprentice, Create with Me, Somerset Memories, and Scrapbook Trends. Bethany's work has graced the cover of national magazines: Somerset Apprentice and GreenCraft as well as a local magazine:  South Mountain Villager. She has also acted as a contributing artist to multiple books including Creative Foundations (F+W Media). She exhibits frequently with The Laveen Art League in Arizona and has had an exhibit at Buell Children's Museum in Pueblo, Colorado.

Bethany is just beginning her journey into biochemistry. Her main passion is the chemistry of microorganisms and her dream is to develop a solution to the MRSA problem. Currently, she is taking online classes and preparing for the time when her youngest children are in school full-time and she can take in-person classes. She welcomes emails at kartchnerfamily@cox.net

MA in French Literature
with an emphasis in
French West African literature
by women authors
University of Arizona
May 2001

BA in French with minor in English
Brigham Young University
April 1999

Teaching Experience 
DecoArt Make it Take it Project CHA-W 2012 (manufacturer)
Responsibilites include project design, teaching, tutorial creation,
video work, and interacting with customers

Teacher: Children's classes
South Mountain Community College Laveen campus, Laveen, Arizona
June 2011-present
Responsibilities include organizing and teaching art classes for children, registration, website design, marketing, project design, and lesson planning.
Teacher: My Creative Classroom (online classroom)
September 2011 - present
Responsibilities include lesson planning, project design, video work, tutorial creation and teaching. I work with MicroSoft Publisher, Windows Movie Maker and Powerpoint.
Shimmerz Endorsed Educator (manufacturer) March 2011 - present 
Responsibilities include teaching with Shimmerz products, online marketing, video work.
Teacher: Stash to Treasure (online classroom)
April 2011
Teacher: Scrapbooks Etc (Scrapbook Store)
May 2010 - November 2010 
Shimmerz Education Team Coordinator (manufacturer)
August 2010 - March 2011
Responsibilities include producing technique videos, managing designers, 
coordinating sponsorships, marketing, video work, and product design consultation.
Shimmerz Education Team Member (manufacturer)
November 2009- August 2010
Responsibilities include producing technique videos and projects.
The Next Step co-founder (challenge blog)
May 2009-January 2010
Responsibilities included basic administration, website maintenance, writing tutorials and managing designers.
Head TA in 200-level French University of Arizona
Responsibilities included test writing for all 200-level French classes, managing 200-level French instructors and teaching French 213 (Accelerated French 201 and 202.)

TA in French University of Arizona
Responsibilities included teaching two French 201 classes, Fall and Spring semesters 
TA in French Brigham Young University
Responsibilities included teaching a French 101 class, Fall and Spring semesters
French Lab Instructor Brigham Young University
Responsibilities included running two French 101 conversation labs.

Professional Memberships
Laveen Art League February 2011 - present

LAL Marketing September 2013-present
Responsibilities include online marketing efforts, creating children's activities, advertisement design and press releases

LAL Vice-President in charge of Marketing September 2011-present
Responsibilities include online marketing efforts, social networking, creating children's activities for open gallery hours, advertisement design and press release writing.

LAL Children's Education Director  June 2011-present
Responsibilities include online marketing efforts, registration organization, project design, teaching, newsletter writing

Design Teams
Shimmerz Education Team Member (manufacturer)
November 2009- August 2010
Responsibilities include producing technique videos and projects.

The Scrap Review (blog)
August 2009 - February 2011 Design Team Member (Review Team)
Responsibilities include one review every 4-5 weeks including 3-5 projects.

My Little Shoebox 2009 Design Team Member (manufacturer)
May 2009 - June 2010
Responsibilites include 3 projects each month.

Luxe 2008 Design Team Member (manufacturer)
June 2008 - July 2009
Responsiblities include 3 projects each month

Bad Girls Kits (kit club)
August 2008- January 2009
Responsibilities include designing 4 projects with the kit under serious time constraints, messageboard participation, tutorials

Scrap Friends 2008 Guest Review Team (Messageboard) 
January 2008 -  January 2009
Responsibilities include writing reviews, creating projects and writing tutorials.
Guest Positions
Shimmerz Education Team (Manufacturer) July 2011
My Mind's Eye Guest Designer (Manufacturer)
August 2010, December 2010

Pencil Lines Guest Artist (challenge blog) A
ugust 2009, October 2009, June 2010

Marks Paper Company Guest Artist (manufacturer)
September 2009

Lotus Paperie Guest Artist (challenge blog)
July 2009

Create My Keepsake Guest Designer (Kit Club)
May 2009

Scrapmuse Guest Designer (Kit Club)
March 2009

My Acrylic Album Guest Designer (Manufacturer)
February 2009

Got Sketch? Guest Designer (Challenge blog)
February 2009

Scrapbook Circle Guest Designer (Kit Club)
October 2007