From the Owner
As a certified art education specialist with more than 18 years of teaching experience, I take pride in the fact that our instructors are either certified educators with the state of Texas or have significant years of experience and expertise in their respective field as well as an understanding of how to transfer that knowledge. Teaching is a craft in and of itself, not to be undervalued.
Art is the visual documentation of human history. It is a universal language. Do you know it? If not, consider joining us and learning more about yourself, your culture, and the community around you. Whether you find nourishment in seeing what new treasures we have in the gallery or if you would like to discover the joy of mark-making, we have something here at Elm Street Studio to nurture your creative endeavors.
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We have a new exhibit of fine art about every two months. With each new show there will be an opening reception in honor of the artist. Please join us then or stop by during regular gallery hours. In an effort to give back to our community, we ask each of our artists to join with us and donate a portion of art sale proceeds to a charity of their choice. Check back frequently to see what new treasures we have on display.
- Susan Vanderlaan is a self-taught artist and art educator. She has been teaching art since 2005 and is currently pursuing her dream of being a full-time working artist. Susan is a member of the Texas Visual Arts Association, and is passionate about making art accessible to everyone. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her gifts and passion with others. She currently works from her home studio in Fort Worth, TX.
- Billy Mabrey (affectionatley called "Mr. Billy" by his students) is a fine arts graduate from Southern Methodist University and has been teaching drawing, digital arts, and many other subjects to kids and adults in the Keller area since 2008.
- Liz Bonham holds a BFA degree in painting from Abilene Christian University and has done post graduate work in art education at UTA. Over the years she has taught over a thousand students to paint and holds Signature memberships in NOAPS and WAOW, Associate With Distinction membership in AWA and memberships in OPA, AIS, OPS, PAPNM, and PSoA. She is an award winning illustrator and artist.
- Jacquelyn Sorenson is a self-taught artist born and raised in Grapevine, TX. She spent most of her childhood drawing, painting, or coming up with something creative to do. Now she is a full time working Artist, loving life, and very blessed she gets to share a little piece of her passion with the world.
- Chris Brandley, an award winning artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University and is a professionally certified art educator. She has over 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching art in the public schools, training artists on the job, as well as teaching adult workshops and classes.
We offer a variety of creative classes and workshops to nurture your creative endeavors. Our offerings include but are not limited to drawing, painting, digital media, crafts, etc. Our list of classes changes about every three months; to be alerted to each new session, join our email list.