Maker-Shops

Maker-Shops

5.0 (6)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I am excited to offer maker-shops to your child! I love art, learning, exploring and trying new things. I am excited to bring creativity, art and movement to kids through my classes. Most recently I have offered a series of summer and winter art classes for kids ages 7-10 and adults with developmental disabilities. I have taken studio art classes, and drama classes throughout my life and minored in studio art in college. I have experience coordinating and leading camps for children ages 6-17. I am married to Rudy and we have two boys who I love to dream and create with!
My Teaching PhilosophyI think setting the tone of a welcoming and mistake-embracing team atmosphere in the class is important. Great teachers provide both support and a challenge when teaching. I have a philosophy that I share at the beginning of every session. First, that there is no negative talk about our art or ideas or others in the class. Second that mistakes are cool and can always be turned into something else or an chance to learn something about a technique. And third, that ANYTHING can be art.
Credentials:BA Liberal Arts, Mercer University, Macon, GA 2002 Sociology Major, Studio Art Minor 15 years experience in the non-profit setting for development and program coordination. 10 years experience directing large scale summer camps Art Teacher - 2018 Summer Maker-Shop art classes, Charlotte, NC Art Teacher - Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte Summer Camp Program

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Charlotte, NC 28210
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Virginia McNamee

    My two girls (ages 7 and 9) attended Sarah's art camp this past summer and absolutely loved it! They enjoyed learning about different artists, creating their own pieces of art and experiencing opportunities to do art in new ways (in a garden, using recycled materials or painting a still life). Sarah's love for art is shown in how she invests in each child to explore, enjoy and experience creativity on a new level!

  • Elizabeth Bankett

    My 6 year old daughter did one of Sarah's classes this summer. She absolutely loved it and came home with a great painting. She learned new painting techniques which is always a plus!

  • Emily Fonville

    My daughter had the best time at Sarah's camp this summer!! She came home very inspired and wanted to continue practicing the new technique she had learned. I would highly recommend her classes.

  • Melani McNinch

    My 7 year old son attended a camp facilitated by Sarah this summer. Not only did he thoroughly enjoy the camp experience but he has continued to build upon the ideals shared by Sarah in the camp setting. Sarah relates well to children of any age and her genuine excitement and love of art comes through in her interactions. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she encourages children to think creatively without fear of failure.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

As students register for my classes, I follow up with their parents typically via email to send reminders for the class, and answer any questions. I get to know each student in class to see their comfort level and ability as well as help them get to know others in the class.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Credentials:BA Liberal Arts, Mercer University, Macon, GA 2002 Sociology Major, Studio Art Minor 15 years experience in the non-profit setting for development and program coordination. 10 years experience directing large scale summer camps Art Teacher - 2018 Summer Maker-Shop art classes, Charlotte, NC Art Teacher - Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte Summer Camp Program


Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Craft Classes Drawing Lessons