Yassaman Farmani is the Handworks/Art Teacher at ECMS-Inglewood. Known as Ms. Yassie to her students, she has 17 years of teaching experience. Previously, she has worked with programs such as the LAUSD Clear Creek Outdoor School and Beyond the Bell’s after-school art program. Most recently, she taught art to grades TK-5th at El Marino Language School in Culver City.
Yassie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Media/ Metals and Jewelry from California State University, Long Beach. During her time at CSULB, she was proud to be featured in two solo gallery shows which focused on political issues that affect her as an Iranian-American. One focused on the many Iranians who lost their lives standing up for democracy during Iran’s 2008 presidential election, while the other was a response to Islamophobia in the United States and around the world.
Yassie loves introducing her students to all forms of art techniques such as ink drawing, ceramics, watercolor and acrylic painting, woodworking, sewing, crocheting, and of course metals art. When she is not teaching, Yassie loves painting, singing, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling the world.