Imagine small, fun classes of five students or less where kids work at their own pace on individual projects they choose according to their interests and abilities. Smaller classes mean personal relationships- mentoring by nationally recognized artists working and teaching professionally. Students get to see commissioned projects in all stages of development as they work creating their own art.
Our broad based instruction trains students to think like, act like and BE artists. It is process-oriented instruction that teaches kids to think creatively while working methodically for consistent results. Younger students are inspired as they work alongside older, more experienced students, while older students are encouraged in their efforts by nurturing their younger classmates.
Children of all ages learn to express their ideas and feelings through their art and journaling, experiencing art that calms and heals, energizes and affirms. Art develops discipline and patience, eye-hand coordination and focus. Art stimulates personal awareness, self-worth, confidence, and develops communication skills. Art compliments and strengthens any endeavor your child may ultimately pursue, from medicine and the sciences to law and architecture. As they develop, the creative impulse will nourish all areas of their life with insights that inspire mental and spiritual growth.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Dianne Vincent, MAT, ATR-BC and Eric Vincent are working artists with over 35 years each of professional experience. Dianne was a former MUSC OR nurse before completing her BA in studio art and earning her MAT in art education. She is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and taught in the public school system for nine years before expanding her art school. Her work has been shown in several local galleries and she speaks frequently on the therapeutic power of art therapy while maintaining a private art therapy practice.
Trained as a Zoologist, Eric Vincent has worked in advertising as an art director, illustrator, writer and radio and TV producer since he finished his degree in Graphic Design. The New York Society of Illustrators has shown his work and his children’s book, cut paper and sculptural illustrations have won national and international recognition.