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Art Classes Matter | Creativity is Essential

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We should all share and explore the joy that creating provides!

I offer project based creative classes, ensuring all learning styles can learn and thrive.

We learn art and creativity through doing. Putting drawing, painting, or crochet in the hands of the student improves retention. Plus, instills a love of learning.


I love my job and the benefits it brings my students. Did you know that taking creative classes like this help children (and enforces for us adults):

  • visual analysis

  • aids in better focus and concentration

  • creative problem solving

  • improved mood and happiness

  • confidence

Art has always been important.

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In our current world there is so much information coming at us.

 

We are taking in so many different opinions all while trying to interpret our own. Leaving our thoughts and feelings muddled with the world's thoughts and feelings.

 

Leaving us with less than our authentic feelings.

 

Art and creative processes can help us cope, process, and know our true feelings.

 

This is true for us and our children.

No Matter the Problem...ART CAN HELP.

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We need to create our own happiness and when at all possible, share that joy with others.

Keep reading to learn more about the different classes I offer for kids and adults here and enroll today.


 

Learn more about how art and feelings are connected in this blog post-How and Why You Should Create a Daily Creative Habit.

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For 1 on 1 classes students can choose any variety of creative projects from the lessons in the catalog to crochet, cross stitch, interior design, diamond painting, watercolor or acrylic painting or any other creative based project they'd like to complete or any skill they want to learn.

 

With notice I will design custom projects based on their needs or wishes.

 

This is basically a create your own course with me in any way you'd like.

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This is a directed drawing course where each week a new drawing will be presented.

 

For my drawing courses I teach with a ‘Show, Tell, Demonstrate” approach.

 

First showing the students what I’d like them to do on a slide, I then tell them what to draw and where, and finally I demonstrate it on my own drawing.

 

This allows students to “keep up” and not feel behind as they have the information coming to them 3 ways.

 

It also allows for multiple learning styles to be successful.

 

I choose drawings that all levels of artists can confidently complete and encourage creative liberties.

 

For example, last week we drew a birdhouse and a bird, students were encouraged to think about where their birdhouse was, if it had a theme, and how they would represent that.

 

I had themes/settings from outer space to the farm, mountain landscapes to desert cactuses.

 

Inspiring creativity not only creates confidence that their ideas are worthy, but it also helps them see value in others’ ideas.

 

Often taking those inspirations into the next drawing we create.

* This course is available as pre-recorded lessons, live virtual classes, or in person in SW Michigan

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The goal of this club is to create that safe space for girls to express themselves and create lifelong friendships all while they are creating art.

 

Some weeks I will offer examples of how to add journaling into their art, introducing them to the concept of art journaling slowly over time.

 

These journaling additions are a great way to add thought processing and reflection in a time where our kids need an outlet more than ever.

 

Little Girls Want to Have Fun Too was created out of the desire for those little sisters wanting to have the same girls time as their older siblings.

 

It is geared towards girls 5-7 years old, has a smaller class size and our projects are simplified but along the same theme as the older girls' class.

 

This helps eliminate the ability for those younger girls to try to compare their project to the older girls as they are apples to oranges.

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This is a directed drawing course where each week a new drawing will be presented.

 

For my drawing courses I teach with a ‘Show, Tell, Demonstrate” approach.

 

First showing the students what I’d like them to do on a slide, I then tell them what to draw and where, and finally I demonstrate it on my own drawing.

 

This allows students to “keep up” and not feel behind as they have the information coming to them 3 ways.