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Introduction to A Joyful Mark Art Studio For Children
"I was so lucky to have Carol as my art teacher for nearly my entire childhood! She is quite simply the quintessential art teacher: encouraging, kind, patient, creative and fun. Carol introduced us to all kinds of artistic practices from paper-making to jewelry making, acrylics and oil painting. We learned how to wield a palette knife and clean our brushes. She gave me a foundation in Art History, introducing us to artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Goldsworthy. In college I studied graphic design directly as a result of my appreciation for art that Carol instilled. Today I am a practicing graphic designer and teacher in large part because of the example set by mentors like Carol." ~ Melissa Delzio
God's design, creative expression and joyful marks are what you'll find in this art studio for children. I believe that God designed each child with a creative spirit. Art experiences nurture creativity and inspire a child to see God's awesome creation in new ways, with their artist's eyes.
Art teaches a child to think creatively, explore ideas, make discoveries, express themselves and so much more!
This introduction video is a tour of the online art studio, A Joyful Mark. It is designed for you and your young child to view together or older children to view on their own to learn how to navigate the site.
Courses marked as "Beginnings" are designed for the young child, ages 4-8; however, those are just suggestions, younger children may enjoy too alongside a parent or older sibling. The "Advanced" courses are designed for older children, generally age 9/10 and older.
Your subscription gives you access to all the courses offered, both current and future as long as you subscribe.
Blessings and Happy Art Making!
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Jesus follower, mom, wife, grandmother, sister, artist and teacher... I love color, texture, painting, drawing, weaving & mixed media fiber art.
The name A Joyful Mark was inspired by Psalm 100:1, "Make a joyful noise to the LORD all the earth!" and Philippians 4:4, "Rejoice in the Lord always...". I make art to reflect the light & joy of the Lord and create unique experiences that spark imagination and faith as I weave creativity and God's story into my teaching.
I dreamed as a college student about creating an art studio where children could be free to explore art media and techniques and learn to express themselves in a stimulating and encouraging environment. That dream came true as I opened my art studio to children of all ages for over 25 years.
I've taught art in a variety of settings; private studio, public school, community college and summer art camp. My passion to nurture a child's creativity was reignited with the birth of my grandchildren and in my travels with an international ministry serving children living in poverty. I'm reminded again and again that all of us, from every place on earth, are born with creative spirits, a gift from God. We often lose that creativity as we grow up, but it doesn't have to be that way!
Thanks for the opportunity to join you in keeping the creative spirit thriving!
Blessings and Joy!