BELLA’S BIRTHDAY BASH
In 2012, we lost a sweet little girl who we were very fond of. Isabella Santos was only seven when she lost her brave five year battle with neuroblastoma. She touched and inspired us beyond words, and today we see a little Isabella in every innocent child who skips through these doors and regales us with squeaky tales of all their favorite Disney characters while they’re painting. On Sunday, March 9th, Isabella would have turned nine. Help us celebrate in style at our “Bella’s Birthday Bash” fundraiser to benefit the Isabella Santos Foundation.
This event is by donation only ~ your child will have fun & create a unique canvas painting for ISF (inspired by their logo), & help carry on Isabella’s legacy & love of art! Your child’s art will lend a special touch to ISF’s future events! 1-2:30pm, or 3-4pm. Age 5-14, drop off. Minimum donation $45/child.
Registration for all summer camp programs is now open! See our camp page for all the details, Early Bird and other discounts, and to register online.
- Main Ballantyne Studio: We are excited to offer a FULL WEEK of Mixed Media camp at our this year, Monday – Friday (vs. Monday – Thursday in previous years). Choose from a morning 9am-12pm or afternoon 1-4pm session.
- Pottery Camp: Our Pottery Camp will take place at the Weddington Activity Center (13601 Providence Rd.), Monday – Friday, weekly from 2-5pm. See our camp page for all the details, Early Bird and other discounts, and to register online.
- Dilworth / Myers Park: We’ll be offering our Mixed Media art camp at the Covenant Rec Center (1000 E. Morehead St.) Monday – Friday, weekly from 9am-12pm.
mixed media art classes
Mixed media art classes for children ages 18m – 14 yrs. run in six week sessions. Students are welcome to join a session in progress for a pro-rated charge. See our Classes page for detailed class descriptions.
Late Winter: Jan. 27 – March 8
Early Spring: March 10 – April 26 (no class for Spring Break, March 14 – 18)
Late Spring: April 28 – June 7
*new* pottery class!
In this NEW six week class, students will learn all aspects of creating original works of art out of clay, focusing on hand building and sculpting techniques, methods of shaping, decorating and glazing. Students will learn the different firing stages of the clay and various glazing techniques. Finished glazed projects will be available for pick up the week after class ends.
$160, covers tuition and all materials, including clay, tools, glazes and firing. 10% sibling discount. Ages 8 – 14. Class size is limited to twelve students.
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30pm. Late Winter Jan. 27 - March 3 (*FULL*). Register now for Early Spring – these classes fill up! EARLY SPRING runs March 10 – April 21 (no class on Monday, April 14 due to Spring Break).
Location: Class takes place at our Main studio at the Fountains, 8025 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte. Register online or call 704.246.8271.
We were so surprised (ok, well “flabbergasted” is more like it) to learn that we won the Charlotte magazine “Best of the Best” (BOB) Award for “Best Kids Class”. Seriously! We’re not making that up!!! Really!!
We truly love what we do and try our best to ensure that every child who comes to the studio to create with us has a positive and fun learning experience. We are so humbled and honored to be recognized for our efforts, and are so grateful for all the parents who encourage and support their children’s creativity by letting them spend so much time with us! • THANK YOU! • THANK YOU! • THANK YOU! • THANK YOU! •
thanks for a fabulous summer!
Was anyone else a little sad to say goodbye to summer? We’re leaving this video up for a while so we can watch it during the dark, cold winter. It’s a small glimpse of a typical summer day at small hands big art.
watch our video!
We’ve always wanted to figure out a way to bottle up the fun, excitement & pure joy that kids experience when they are creating in the studio with us! This video may be as close as we’ll ever come! Enjoy!