Ann has enjoyed sharing her love of art and painting throughout the local area over the past 20 years. Her whimsical approach puts a smile on her students' faces. As one of her many accomplishments, Ann ran the art program for inmates at the Bristol County House of Corrections (pretty interesting, huh?). When you complete one of Ann's classes you will be amazed at your own creativity. She is a natural and a wealth of information. You will leave her class not only having experienced a fun time but surely wanting to book one of Ann's classes again.
Lindsay obtained her B.F.A. in Art Education from UMASS Dartmouth. The past 5 years she has been teaching children and teens in the New Bedford Area. She has experience working with individuals with special needs and believes art can be used to communicate what words cannot.
Lindsay’s teaching style is laid back. She encourages creativity and individual expression. She enjoys unraveling an artwork, and figuring out the clearest way to teach others how to paint it step by step. Lindsay believes painting is a process that takes practice. Anyone can paint. The only way to improve our abilities are by making mistakes and working through them.
Lindsay’s paintings and drawings explore the human figure and ventures into the surreal realms. She is inspired by artists including Frida Kahlo, Alberto Giacometti, and Gustav Klimt. Their artwork evokes emotion, and can be beautiful and grotesque simultaneously. Outside of the studio, Lindsay is an athlete and nature enthusiast. In addition to art, she enjoys running, swimming, and hanging out with her friends.
Nicole is an MFA student at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. When she's not at school she's teaching art, meditation, mindfulness and yoga at several places around the area from ages 6 to 70+. The YMCA, The New Bedford Boys and Girls Club, Carabiners, Artworks, The Children's Art Lab, and at the University of Massachusetts are just some of the places that she currently teaches. A lover of wellness, expression and joyfulness, Nicole loves herself deeply and everything in her life and encourages all people she encounters to embark on the same heart filled journey. To be around Nicole is to remember one's heart and its potential to do great things in the world.