Rachelle Doorley

Rachelle  Doorley

Rachelle Doorley is the creator of the popular creativity site Tinkerlab, as well as an arts educator and community builder. TinkerLab: A hands-on guide for tiny inventors, released by Roost in 2014, is another her work. Rachelle studied costume design at UC Los Angeles and worked on Hollywood films before discovering her true passion as an arts educator. She got a master's degree in arts education from Harvard after teaching art in Los Angeles schools, and subsequently led docent and education programs at the San Jose Museum of Art. Rachelle lives in Palo Alto with her husband and two inquisitive girls, where she facilitates courses on visual thinking and hands-on creation.

Rachelle is a firm believer in finding fun and meaningful ways to make every day creative, and she can frequently be found experimenting in her sketchbook, going on adventures with her children, and asking a lot of open-ended questions. Rachelle appreciates chai tea, handwritten letters, rail trips, woodsy hikes, artist studios, and the smell of the ocean.