Giovanna Carrola

Giovi Carrola is the Art Educator at Sunshine Cottage School, and is beginning her 23rd year at Sunshine! Prior to teaching here, Giovi taught Art at
Blessed Sacrament School and St. Paul's School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and her Texas Teaching Certificate from UTSA.
As an artist, Giovi has participated in several shows including: "The One & Only", "Show your Colors", Mini Art Museum's (MAM) exhibit, and participates regularly in OPTNA Art Stroll. She has been a featured artist in ArtPace's, "Chalk it Up" event, and is an artist in the Artomat collective, "Artists in Cellophane" as well as "Food for Thought" art zine. Giovi also teaches private Art classes in the summer at her studio.

She is actively involved in Art volunteerism. Serving underprivileged kids and/or those who do not have Art programs in school, Giovi has coordinated projects with Girls, Inc., Martinez Street Women's Center, Spare Parts and was a lead artist/teacher in "The Escuela Project" with the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center.

Giovi is married and has two daughters in college. When she is not teaching, she enjoys travel, photography and nature.