Cindy Gainer has a B.F.A. with Early Childhood and Art Education Certification from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and is currently participating in the Gestalt Training Program for Professionals in Pittsburgh. She is the coauthor and illustrator of the award-winning books Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids(Bright Ring Publishing) andMathArts: Exploring Math through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds (Gryphon House). She has taught art to children from grades kindergarten through 12 in Pennsylvania schools, appeared on television, and has given numerous workshops to teachers and students as an author/illustrator. Cindy owns Little Red Schoolhouse, a preschool for four- and five-year-olds, where she is actively involved in teaching young learners and fostering positive child development. Cindy resides in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill Matrisch, and their son, August.