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Founder, Art Teacher, Artist
“Every artist was first an amateur”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When Suzanne was three, she worked very hard carving a line drawing of Strawberry Shortcake into my parents' headboard in their bedroom. Since then, she knew she had to keep making her mark as an artist.
She was mentored by artist, Max Ferry. Suzanne lived in the San Francisco Bay area and was fed by the rich art and culture that abounds there. Thereafter, she lived in Northern Italy and learned straight from the source of the Renaissance Masters that still keep her in awe.
She teaches. She loves it. Kids and teens are the best. She loves to teach the messy, free expression as well as the technical realism.
She has continuously grown her art skills through mentors, workshops, classes, and self-education.
In many of her art videos, you will see that she often have small hands helping out...
Her husband, Dave and her have 4 children that they homeschool and join her in her many adventures. She loves to hike, be in nature, scientific illustration, Gustav Klimt, reading, trees, learning everything, and critically analyzing how to draw/paint any tree I come upon.
We live in sunny Arizona (where trees are harder to come upon.)
(The previously mentioned headboard has survived and is on display as a coat rack.)
Distance Learning Guru, Pottery Teacher
“Art enables us to find ourselves and
lose ourselves at the same time.”
Kim is originally from Brisbane, Australia, though she has now spent more than half her life here in the US. Kim started educating her own children at home more than twenty years ago and has owned and run several businesses during that time. Her love and passion for learning, teaching, and her entrepreneurial spirit has helped her to the creation of a cutting edge and integrative system of evolving the current ” norms” of traditional education.
Kim has been immersed in finding a better way of education for schools, parents, and students. She has created, designed and implemented systems which bridge the gap between homeschooling families and charter schools by using a “hybrid distance” program.
“Creativity takes courage” Henrie Matisse
Art is an important part of education. As
part of the general learning
process, art is like a glue that connects
the rest of the curriculum
We seek to utilize the
brain which encourages self
-expression, and hand-eye
coordination and creative problem
There's so much joy and peace involved in the art-making process, I feel an obligation to share the experience.