While living in Philadelphia, PA Ashley taught acrylic and oil painting to private students in her studio, while providing art groups to young children in homeless shelters. Since moving to Los Angeles, Ashley has taught art at Saito High schools Educaiton Corps (partnered with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps), a charter school for at-risk young adults in the South LA area where she created, developed, and implemented a visual, performing, and film arts department. Here she taught hundreds of yong adults how to paint, draw, sculpt, create films, and perform in theatrical events, all from their own imaginations. Her strength is in helping others find their inner voice in order to share their deepest selves through imagery and story telling. Whether through performance or visual expression. From there she brought her art program to two more of Saito’s sister schools in the Pico Union and Inglewood neighborhoods.