Scribble Art Workshop’s approach of employing high expectations and high-quality materials along with the freedom to explore and experiment, makes it an extraordinary learning and teaching environment.

Scribble Art Workshop’s approach of employing high expectations and high-quality materials along with the freedom to explore and experiment, makes it an extraordinary learning and teaching environment.  As a trained fine artist, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to use my experience and knowledge to encourage and guide even the youngest of artists to discover their own inherent creativity – and to make some ridiculously beautiful art in the process. -Kelly, Scribble Teacher

And now an artist's bio of one of our guild members by one of our guild members.

Troy’s favorite thing to make as an artisan is illustrations of characters.  He is inspired by the Quay Brothers as he describes his artwork as creepy, creative, breathtaking, and epic.  Troy is an avid sculpture as he often thinks three dimensionally. -Bodhi, Guild Member

And now an artist's bio of one of our guild members by one of our guild members.

Bodhi’s work can be described as creative, skillful, and inspiring.  His favorite works to make as an artisan are origami, duct tape things, as those both interest him.  He states that he inspires himself because he is awesome and art is awesome.  Bodhi joined the Guild because he likes to teach other people and learn new techniques.  His favorite art materials are pencils because he likes to exercise his fingers and he enjoys drawing. -Frida, Guild Member

And now an artist's bio of one of our guild members by one of our guild members.

Ananda often draws things that are in front of her because she can never figure out what to draw.  She says, “I am not inspired by anything” and would describe her art as fun, messy, and unusual.  Ananda describes a “guild” as a, “group of people who come together for a specific reason, ours is letting kids get free art classes. It’s fun to make art that we’re doing in the guild.”  So far, her favorite art piece in the Guild is putting materials, such as sketchbooks and sock monsters, in a bottle. -Ella, Guild Member

I've been to a number of art shows and openings in my life, and honestly, I don't know when I've been to one with such joyous energy and explosively creative works of art.

I've been to a number of art shows and openings in my life, and honestly, I don't know when I've been to one with such joyous energy and explosively creative works of art. You set up something truly special for the children and the entire community: an event that celebrates children's artistry, shows what kids can do, and inspires pride among young artists (and recognition that they ARE indeed artists, as you say). Let me just say that for our family, the event was transformative and one that we'll never forget. You saw our boy's eyes shining with excitement--and pride, as he saw his and his classmates' works of art on display!  -Ilyon W., Scribbler Parent

Every time I picked her up she enthusiastically shared details of what they made – like their own paper and crayons!

My daughter, 10, can be a tough customer when it comes to adding another activity to a long school day, but she loved going to Art Ingredients at Bread and Yoga’s after-school program. Every time I picked her up she enthusiastically shared details of what they made – like their own paper and crayons! The prints the class displayed at the end-of-semester art show were really quite breathtaking, and my daughter’s will be framed on my wall. She is taking Photography this semester and she has thoroughly enjoyed the first two sessions. Ms. Schwartz is a phenomenal art teacher, and her creativity and energy have kept my daughter captivated and eager for more. -Amy G., Scribbler Parent

Sasha's ability to be flexible and follow the process, rather then focus on the end product is a lesson that has been instilled in my son.

Scribble Art Workshop is so much more than just a kid’s art class: it’s a progressive lab that encourages critical thinking and the development of social skills, self-awareness and it all manifests itself in the creation of beautiful art. What I love: Sasha doesn’t teach down to her kids. She believes that even her toddler group is capable of tackling some pretty sophisticated concepts in art. It’s evident in her studio with it’s floor-to-ceiling display of the beautiful work her students have created with a variety of materials, from professional-quality materials to found objects. At the end of each class, the children explain their work to the class, and open themselves up to a critique from their peers.  - Jo F., Pre-Scribbler and Scribbler Parent

Scribble Art Workshop...has given my daughter a sense of empowerment, which is probably why at age two she enthusiastically tells me, "I love making art!"

I first observed Sasha in action when I brought my daughter to a mommy-and-me toddler art class. Sasha impressed me so much with how she worked improvisationally with the kids--she embraced whatever was being offered by them and worked with it, rather than imposing her own agenda upon them. And she managed to do this while still keeping a sense of authority and steering the ship. This philosophy is behind all the Scribble Art Workshop classes and has given my daughter a sense of empowerment, which is probably why at age two she enthusiastically tells me, "I love making art!" - Wendy H., Pre-Scribbler Parent

Scribble Art Workshop has forever changed the way that our daughters see, investigate, and reflect their world. There is now art in everything...

Scribble Art Workshop have forever changed the way that our daughters see, investigate, and reflect their world. There is now art in everything...a mound of sand at the park, an empty cider jug, and the soup we make for dinner. The workshops have informed the way they express themselves, communicate with friends, and problem solve. They have kept our family growing, discovering, and celebrating. Baths are sillier, walks are more wondrous, and conversations are more textured.  Thank you for not merely being a center for arts education, but striving to educate our children through the arts. - Kate W., Mini-Scribbler and Scribbler Parent

 

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