Beginner or experienced, join us to work with natural paints and pigments in our ongoing fine arts classes taught by Savonna Nicole Atkins. Students will explore various themes in drawing and painting.
Supplies are included in the monthly class fee.
The health and well-being of our students and the environment is our primary focus. So many of the popular brands of art supplies are full of toxic chemicals or unjust manufacturing processes. Because of this, we do not permit supplies from outside of our studio to be used in classes. We only use non-toxic, earth-friendly and sustainable art supplies. We are the only studio in our area that uses all earth-safe materials in classes!
Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of students in our classes. Our monthly fee for classes is $100 for the first student, and $75 for a spouse or immediate family member. We require payment for classes no later than the 15th of the month for the upcoming month classes. This allows us to plan and be sure to have the correct amount of supplies on hand.
Next Class Begins on May 4th, 2021 at 7:00pm
Meet the Instructor: Savonna Nicole Atkins
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, Savonna grew up attending Young People’s Studio classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She later moved to North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where in 2011 she received a B.A. in Recreation Therapy with minors in Studio Art and Psychology. For her undergraduate thesis work, she studied the effects of watercolor painting on the behaviors of older adults with dementia. In 2013, she published her research “Using Art to Decrease Passivity in Older Adults with Dementia,” in the Annual in Therapeutic Recreation. She continued her art education in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta in 2015.
Savonna has exhibited her work in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California, and Hong Kong. She is represented by Gallery Vibe in Naples, Florida and Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia. Seven paintings and sculptures by Atkins belong to the SCAD Savannah and SCAD Hong Kong permanent collections. Additionally, her work is in private collections in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Texas, and California.