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Stacey Hammond has been teaching since 1993. She received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Art, emphasis in Ceramics, from the University of Arizona. While there, she studied in Florence, Italy, and discovered her love for the arts. Stacey received a California Teaching Credential and a Masters of Science in Education in 1994. She has taught kindergarten at Edgewood School in Santa Ana and second grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Corona del Mar. There, Stacey hatched a plan for an art and computer school called FYI-For Your Imagination. She was the owner of FYI for 16 years, teaching multimedia art with a rich cultural component. Stacey has been a visual arts teacher at Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar since 2010. Her students have won numerous awards at YAM, Youth Art Month, Imagination Celebration, Irvine Fine Arts Center 3-D Show, Color it Orange, and The Laguna Festival of the Arts. Her young artists have also been awarded first place at state-level competitions for artistic excellence. Stacey is an art director for the annual Harbor Day School Harbor Lights publication and sits on the Inclusivity and Diversity committee. She spent summers teaching Art in Tanzania, Costa Rica, China, and Ecuador. She has attended the NAEA conferences in Boston and New York and has spent a week in Santa Fe studying at the Bullseye Glass Company. Stacey is dedicated to teaching her students to “think outside the box.” She cultivates a risk-free learning environment where students are encouraged to discover their individual abilities and style. Stacey is not only an educator, but an accomplished artist specializing in Ceramics, and is constantly creating!


summer camps AT FYI

Summer 2022 was a blast!


All camps are Monday-Friday
from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

FYI camps offer a wild collaboration of Art, Music, and World Culture. We fuse cooking, music, and language into the weeks as we create fantastic works of art! Students explore the “POP” genre and the artists that made it crazy and colorful. We learn about Picasso and his love of African masks. Students soar into the far-out world of outer space and explore the magic of nature! Fabulous young artists will discover and capture inspiration from the Greats.


Camps are taught with two teachers and a max of 16 students. Camps fill quickly and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is due at the time of enrollment. 

To enroll, please email Stacey Hammond at

after school & adult classes at fyi


In our adult classes, we will make fabulous creations and learn the basics of hand-building with
clay. The projects vary from textured platters to candle pots, and ceramic antlers for holiday
wreaths, to name a few. These four week classes are offered six times a year. There will be fun
libations and nibbles included. Zero experience necessary!

Adult Ceramics

Grab a group and email me to schedule!


Mrs. Hammond approaches her classes with an enthusiasm for all things art! Students will explore a variety of mediums, including clay, painting, collage, printmaking, photography, and much more. 

Art Classes for Kids,
Tweens and Teens

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