Hi, I’m glad you are here. I’m passionate about children’s art and creativity. As a child I spent many Summer camps doing crafts, embroidery projects, and art murals. I seek inspiration everywhere, but it was my grandmother, who handmade everything from our birthday dresses to the piñatas, cake toppers and goody bags, who inspires me every day to live creatively. She was one amazing arts crafts teacher, as well as a literacy coach. Her creations live on in every childhood home I was part of, especially in the beautiful handmade dresses she made for all her grandchildren. I will always remember her as the most resourceful, generous and hard-working woman I have ever known.
After my first daughter was born, I returned to the world of crafting and art making through my child’s eyes. As a mother, I’m always looking for creative activities to do with my kids, especially ones that don’t involve the use of screens. Don’t get me wrong, we watch iPads and TV like any other family, but we also sit around the art and craft table and have been doing this for many years. We also love to draw, build LEGOS and tinker with materials and objects we have upcycled.
My goal here is simple: I want my young children and yours to experience this wonderful creative world, by intently focusing on the process of exploring and making art as they learn to manipulate the tools and materials that will enhance their creative experiences. Kids that get to do this periodically learn so many skills that serve them well into the future, regardless of what vocation they decide for themselves. The visual arts is a great foundation in developing the child as a whole. Art teaches kids to problem solve, to be independent thinkers, to learn the value of working collaboratively, and also to build self-confidence. But most importantly, it’s fun, and worth the mess!
So let’s get messy!
Our mission is to offer community children a well rounded art exploration studio through classes and workshops that allow them to explore and grow their creativity. We believe the arts and crafts are an integral part of childhood. When children can experience process and product oriented art, as well as material manipulation on a regular basis, they are reaping developmental benefits while nurturing their connection to the world.