Create with The Junk Lady


I am a teaching artist who develops and provides creative art experiences for students of all ages. I call myself “The Junk Lady” and my theme of “Transforming Junk into Treasure” involves using found and discarded materials to create art that is visually exciting and environmentally friendly. My projects are designed so that students may explore their own artistic voices, make design decisions and become more aware of discards in our own environment. I believe that exploring the arts can and should be exciting, fun, and meaningful and each participant in my workshops will leave with their own unique creation.

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree in Education, and am an ASU Gammage Teaching Artist trained in the Kennedy Center Arts Integration method. I have been a professional teaching artist for over 15 years and work extensively throughout Arizona with students of all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens.

Program fee: $150-$200 depending on project. For information about multiple show discount contact artist.

Additional Information

Contact Person

Shari Keith

Email Address

Work Phone Number



16212 S 1st Ave.


Program Type

Make-and-Take visual art using found and discarded objects.

Single Performance Fee

Contact performer

Residency Fee

Contact performer

Recommended Ages

Kindergarten- Senior Citizens

Recommended Minimum Age


Recommended Maximum Age


Maximum Group Size


Travel Range

Willing to perform in the following counties:

  • Apache
  • Cochise
  • Coconino
  • Gila
  • Graham
  • Greenlee
  • La Paz
  • Maricopa
  • Mohave
  • Navajo
  • Pima
  • Pinal
  • Santa Cruz
  • Yavapai
  • Yuma

Willing to work with libraries?


Willing to work with schools?


Library References

Past library presentations:
Ak-Chin Indian Community Library
Anthem Public Library
Avondale Civic Center Library
Buckeye Library
Casa Grande Library
Cave Creek Library
Century Library
Cesar Chavez Library
Chandler Public Library
Cottonwood Library
Desert Foothills Library
El Mirage Library
Fairway Library
Florence Library
Fountain Hills Library
Gilbert Perry Branch Library
Glendale Foothills Branch Library
Glendale Main Library
Globe Public Library
Goodyear Library
Guadalupe Public Library
Heroes Regional Park Library; Diane Warren
Litchfield Park Library
Mesa Main Library
North Valley Regional Library
Northwest Regional Library
Perry Branch Library
Phoenix Century Library
Phoenix Cholla Library
Phoenix Ironwood Library
Phoenix Juniper Library
Phoenix Saguaro Library
Phoenix Yucca Library
Pinetop Lakeside Library
Portal Library
Queen Creek Library
Scottsdale Appaloosa Library
Scottsdale Arabian Library
Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Scottsdale Mustang Library
Southeast Library
Scottsdale Palomino Library
Sun City Library
Surprise Northwest Library
White Tank Library
Vista Grande Library
White Tank Library; Gail Ellis
Youngtown Library

School presentations and residencies:
Aguilar Elementary
Arrendondo Elementary
Butterfield School
Broadmor Elementary
Carminati Elementary
Cerritos Elementary
Cherokee Elementary
Children First Academy
Clarendon Intermediate
Coronado High School
Curry Elementary
Desert Marigold
Desiderata High School
Encinas Elementary
Frank Elementary
Frye Elementary
Fuller Elementary
Holdeman Elementary
Horseshoe Trails Elementary
Hudson Elementary
Laveen Elementary
Magical Journey Learning Center
Millenium High School
Nevitt Elementary
Omega School
Osborn Middle School
Phoenix Modern
Rover Elementary
Scales Technology Academy
Seton High School
Sierra Elementary
Sureno Elementary
Tesseract School
Thew Elementary
Wickenburg High School
Wood Elementary

Fingerprint Clearance ID Available?


Offers a Virtual Performance Option?


Virtual Performance Description

Quilters, mosaic artists, Zentanglers, doodlers, coloring aficionados, and design geeks will enjoy this class where participants will explore the design potential of translations (slides), reflections (flips), and rotations (turns). Using downloadable templates, the instructor will guide participants through creating their own unique designs that can be embellished using any markers, pens, highlighters, or colored pencils that participants have at home.

Viewing Limits/Parameters

Registration required. To be ready for the session, participants would have to download and print several prepared design sheets (artist provided) ahead of time and gather materials from a material list prepared by the artist.

Virtual Performance Fee

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Virtual Performance Technical Needs

Someone to set up the Zoom or Teams session and be there to troubleshoot any interfacing with participants.

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