Hi, There

I'm Sara Toothman.

Idealistic Art Teacher Spray Paint Enthusiast

More About Me

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I am a visual arts teacher determined to make a positive impact in my community.


I'm a local artist in coastal North Carolina who dabbles in painting and education. When I'm not making art you're most likely to find me geeking out over comic books, video games, or sci-fi and fantasy.

  • Fullname: Sara Robin Toothman
  • Location: Wilmington, NC
  • Job: Artist, Painting Instructor
  • Website: www.saralovesart.com
  • Email: sarartoothman@gmail.com


I was a classroom art teacher for ten years, serving as the 2013-2014 Pender County Teacher of the Year. I enjoy painting, photography, metal sculpture, and animation while traveling the globe.

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    Curriculum Development
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More of my credentials.

I love unraveling the unique motivators of children as they progress through their educational journey. Using the art of play and playful use of art, I strive to foster a trend of life-long learning amongst my students.

Work Experience

STAE Tutor

August 2017 - Present


  • High school Math, Science, and English tutor

Supporting Artist

June 2017 - July 2017


  • Artist for Taking Flight Mural (130 x 36 ft).

Artist on the Floor

March 2016 - Present

Painting with a Twist

  • Assisted and instructed painting classes.
  • Designed paintings for the official P-WAT gallery.

Art Teacher

November 2007 - June 2015

South View High School

  • Visual Arts I, II, III, IV, & AP Instructor Grades 9 – 12
  • Developed and taught Freshman Seminar
  • SMART Technology and Web 2.0 Trained

West Pender Middle School

  • Visual Arts Instructor Grades 6 - 8
  • Developed and taught WPMS Minecraft Elective
  • Developed and taught Animation Enrichment
  • Instructed Game-Based Literacy Intervention

Art Instructor

May 2012 - May 2016

NC Virtual School

  • Online Art Instructor Grades 9 - 12
  • Instructed Digital Photography and Beginning Visual Arts courses
  • Assisted for Intermediate Visual Arts course


Master of Teaching

December 2007

UNC Pembroke

Visual Arts Specialization

Bachelor of Fine Arts

May 2006

UNC Chapel Hill

Studio Art and Art History Major


Check Out Some of My Works.

My work focuses primarily on the silly antics of animals coupled with pet portraiture. Occasionally I create fan art of my favorite books or cartoons. Murals are my favorite; I love transforming a space with a large scale painting.


What Can I Do For You?


Grant Dollars Awarded


Pet Portraits Painted


Awards Received


Successful Kickstarters


Years of Teaching Experience



I'd Love To Hear From You.

Think I'd be a good fit? Let me know!

Interested in purchasing or commissioning art? Drop me a line.

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