Shieka Leslie-Eke (she/her/hers)

Art Instructor

Born in Gary, IN, also, being raised in the Denver Metro area & Tulsa, OK, Shieka Leslie-Eke is a Denver-based artist & educator who is excited to join staff as RiseUp’s new art instructor!

Combining her B.S. in arts education with a background in multi-media design, mentoring, and education, she has recently traveled to many schools and programs teaching STEAM. Also, Shieka has taught digital arts at the Arvada Center of the Arts and co-facilitated the EPIC art program through Redline Contemporary Arts Center.

Shieka believes that quality education and true connection are keys to finding one’s life journey. Forever mystified about how everything is connected, she believes that the arts are that connection to integrate all subject matters.

What is Your Why?

Life has taught me that there are many roads to take in life. Everyone’s journey is personal to their life calling & no journey is greater than the next. What some have been taught to see as failure, may just be a learning experience…or a correcting of course. I encourage embracing the good in all situations.