Angela Villarreal
Teaching Artist, Creativity Lab

Angela Villarreal is a teaching artist in the Creativity Lab of Inner-City Arts, working in coordination with the organization’s co-founder and artistic director Bob Bates. Within the Creativity Lab, Angela strives to foster a safe place for creative expression while encouraging students to solve complex problems while exploring new materials, and integrating design into their projects—a truly unique opportunity presented by ICA. In addition to teaching, Angela coordinates activity between the students and several prominent Los Angeles businesses including Disney’s Imagineers, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Angela began working with ICA as a volunteer in 2012 before joining the team as a full-time teaching artist in 2013. Angela has a BFA from Sam Houston State University and earned her M.Ed from Concordia University. Angela brings nearly 20 years of arts education experience to ICA, having previously taught within the Central Texas public school system.