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"I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares." 
- Saul Bass

"And isn't that the whole point of things- that they connect you to some larger beauty?  Those first images that crack your heart wide open and you spend the rest of your life chasing, or trying to capture, in one way or another?" 
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

My name is Amber Flora Reid, and I teach Art, Painting, and AP Art History at MCHS.  I was born and raised in Manhattan Beach and graduated from MCHS in 2006. I received my Bachelor's degree in Art History from CSULB and my teaching credential in Art from CSUDH. 

I am thrilled to be teaching in my hometown and am so grateful to be at such a wonderful school. In addition to teaching, I am an artist and LOVE to paint.  I continue to regularly create and sell art.  To see some of my work, visit out  Please also check out my class website at to see what cool stuff we are doing in the classroom.
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