IT ALL STARTED WHEN...WE ASKED OURSELVES ABOUT THE DIVISION OF THE ARTS AND THE COMMUNITY. LIONS & RABBITS WAS OPENED IN WINTER OF 2016. WE ARE A LOCAL GALLERY, BOUTIQUE, EVENT SPACE IN THE CRESTON NEIGHBORHOOD OF GRAND RAPIDS.
WE DUAL AS STUDIO SPACE TO HANNAH BERRY AND NATHAN VEENEMAN, GREENNV FLORAL.OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY BY OFFERING LOCALLY MADE ART AND FUNCTIONAL GOODS. LIONS & RABBITS PROMOTES WELLNESS. FROM YOGA TO ART THERAPY CLASSES, WE CONTINUE TO DELIVER EDUCATIONAL ADVANCES AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.
IN FALL OF 2017, LIONS & RABBITS LICENSED AS AN EVENT SPACE. FROM WEDDINGS TO POP UP SHOWS- WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO EXPERIENCE OUR OWN DREAMLAND.
Not only do we get to work with the community on a daily basis, it enables us to teach and tailor our lessons to create meaning making behind art. We get to explore culture and art without boundaries. Being able to own a space that is inclusive is an incredible gift.
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We are always accepting new students. If we are able to accommodate classes or private lessons in the gallery, we strive to do that because our space has been tailored as a virtual stimulus for artists. Students may email us a brief summary of what they are trying to get out of a class and we will create a private lesson that is right for them.
Not only am I an active artist, I am an Art Educator as well. I know that people have different learning styles and teaching styles. I thrive in individual class settings, making sure the student is getting focus and direction in every lesson.
I started teaching after I realized that there is a giant need for privatized lessons. Teaching in schools and working with students in class settings are great but they aren't for everyone. Being able to execute lessons with meaning behind them is one of our missions at Lions & Rabbits.
We have worked with students of all ages, backgrounds and cultural differences. Our mission is to contribute to a growing inclusive society. I have also worked with special needs students that have mental or physical affiliated .
We are always having events. Promoting local businesses and working with every day people are our favorite things. We have had Art Therapy nights, bringing in licensed therapists as well as done wildlife drawing- having real animals come in for open drawing classes.
Make sure that you vibe well with your teacher. When you have the ability to have private lessons, you should be getting everything you want out of them. Be open and honest, it creates a safe place for you to achieve your goals.
Students should make a plan with their teacher. This will facilitate open communication and you will be able to set realistic goals. Make sure you are getting what you want out of your sessions.