Small Hands Big Art?
Small Hands Big Art is a Charlotte-based company with studios currently in South Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill, SC. (If you live in Fort Mill, Rock Hill or Tega Cay, visit the Fort Mill site here.) Kids from toddlers to teens are excited & enriched through our fine art age and developmentally appropriate classes, parties, camps and workshops. Mixed media activities include painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture & more!
Small Hands Big Art studios are bright and open, and provide a lively space that is safe, engaging, organized and welcoming. Here children can feel free and uninhibited to explore their creativity without worrying about making a mess – and parents don’t have to scrub markers off the walls or paint out of the carpet!
Toddlers and Pre-school Children are introduced to a supportive social environment in which to gradually explore their creative independence, to build social and coordination skills, and self confidence. Older students are guided through the creative process through encouragement of their original self expression partnered with eye-opening experiences with traditional and innovative art making mediums and influencers.
The Small Hands Big Art
To promote each child’s unique expression and discovery of the joy of art, we believe it is important to provide them with artistic freedom and latitude to make their own creative choices and work at their own pace, while downplaying the aesthetic value of the finished product. Regardless of the project, materials or medium we are working with, children are given suggested topics and techniques to stimulate their imagination and help them to visualize their ideas. They are not always given prescribed step-by-step procedures, directions, or examples to copy, which can inhibit self-expression and lead to a frustrating urge for perfection in the child.
We strive to stimulate their thoughts, feelings, and perception in a way that inspires and encourages each child to express their ideas visually, while offering individualized guidance during the creative process as needed.
Your Local Studio
Serving the Greater Charlotte, NC area!
The Charlotte studio is the creative think-tank where new projects for our curated curriculum are invented and road tested with eager little artist! Our programs are a unique blend of styles and trends that are influencing and inspiring us at the moment, paired with the popular + time tested curriculum & vibe that Small Hands Big Art is known for. Infused in all the fun and messes that we make here, you’ll find age appropriate lessons to be learned about art history, color theory, and art principles and design.
The South Charlotte studio is located at The Fountains Shopping Center at the intersection of Ardrey Kell & Tom Short Rds., 8025 Ardrey Kell Rd., Suite 103, Charlotte, NC 28277. Stop by and say hi!