Over the course of four years, Joanna Harvey helped 800 elementary school students to unleash their creativity on paper or canvas. At Bubbles and Brushes Art Studio, she and her team of teachers help people of all ages to do the same. Among the events they curate are adult art parties and Mommy and Me classes?at which parents and children work together on projects. Joanna provides all necessary supplies and pays the going rate for high-quality muses. A certified art teacher, Joanna also graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in art history from Auburn University in 2002.
Though Bubbles and Brushes provides aprons, students are encouraged to wear old clothing they are comfortable gifting to the Guggenheim to display when they become famous.
Your Fired Creations believes that there is an artist inside everyone. Instead of climbing into a microscopic submarine to find them inside the bloodstream, the staff keep a hearty supply of equipment on hand to coax creative talents out though pottery, painting, and other activities. The studio's friendly instructors, including owner and certified art teacher Ann Marie Alford, provide guidance to keep creativity flowing freely from station to station. Wheel-throwing classes teach visitors how to knead and knuckle spinning clumps of clay into pieces of art, and fused-glass sessions transform tiny panes into colorful patchworks. Clients can also drag brushes through glazes and paints to decorate pottery or create colorful portraits.