Celestine Donnelly, Director, is retired after 29 years as an Art Educator with Carmel and Washington Township Schools. Prior to her teaching career, she earned a B.S. in Education from Indiana University, and was active in the Junior League and other Community Volunteer activities while raising her family. She began teaching in private schools and then earned a Masters Degree from Indiana Wesleyan. Ms.Donnelly is retired from the Art Department at Orchard Park School in Carmel, Indiana. She plays a wicked game of tennis and she paints in watercolors and acrylics.
Sheryl Shepherd is a former Docent with the Indianapolis Museum of Art after a long career in Art Education of forty years. Sheryl was teacher of the Year for the State of Indiana in 1968. She is also one of the founders of the Washington Township Artistically Talented Program and holds an Endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education from Purdue University. She also holds a BAE degree from Butler University in addition to a Master Degree in Art Education, Butler. She was also Adjunct professor for Butler University and IUPUI.
Penny Roberson is a graduate of Bradley University with a BFA. She holds a Masters in Art Education from the Herron School of Art, IUPUI. Penny was an Adjunct Professor for IUPUI. She enjoyed a twenty three year career in art education and now paints full time and teaches for the Hamilton County Artists Association where she is a juried member and regularly exhibits her paintings.
Deb Slack, Indiana University grad, is a wife and mother of three, former social worker and currently working as a full time artist. She exhibits at Art on Main in downtown Carmel. She has a passion for both art and helping those in need, donating a portion of her sales to charity. Primarily self-taught, she loves the play of paint and color and enjoys sharing that with others.
Pat Ward, BS Art Education, Ball State, Masters Art Education, founding owner, taught 39 years at Springmill Elementary School, Indianapolis R.I.P. 1-27-2020
We are retired Art teachers who have loved teaching art classes to all ages. After talking and dreaming of starting our own art school...over many lunches, vacations and good times together, we decided to: "Just Do It!" and start our own Art Studio for children and adults, students of all ages.
Between us we have over 125+ years of experience! We hope you will find a class that piques your interest or a series of classes that will enrich your Artful Heart and/or that of your child or an "arty kid" that you know such a grandchild or nephew....
For those of you who Home School the students in your life, think of us as four licensed Art Educators, waiting to design a special art curriculum to fit your particular needs for your students.
Look over our class offerings and consider signing up. Classes are $30.00 per class and generally run two hours in duration. If you don't see a class that you want, please call us and we can design one to fit. We are open for business and Growing Artful Hearts!
Contact us at: 317-213-7572 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
30 N. Rangeline Rd, 2nd floor, Carmel,46032