What our students are saying
"The Artists Playground has been a source of joy in my life for twenty years. Pat is a great teacher whether you are an experienced artist or the least experienced beginner, which I was. Pat provides a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere in which to grow and develop your art in the company of others, who often become lifelong friends."
"I have had the pleasure of working with so many talented people at the Artist Playground. I have been going to this studio for over fifteen years and have gained so much by learning from other people as they work and sharing in great conversation with fellow artists. This studio meets the needs of all artistic abilities and age groups. The owner has an incredible ability to work with all mediums, and offer artistic direction and encouragement for all students. The friendships gained here and the support of other artists have been a blessing. " -Elaine Baker
“The Artist Playground is the place to grow and experiment and thrive in a supportive environment. It truly is a playground where the creative soul can blossom while learning solid techniques to last a lifetime.”
— Beth H. Macy
What children's parents are saying
" My daughter has been going to The Artists Playground for several years, and we could not have found a better environment for her to be able to learn, to create, and to express herself through art. She is a perfectionist, and Pat taught her how to appreciate and/or modify those non-intended strokes of the brush...or other. Through this guidance from Pat and The Artists Playground, she feels total freedom to create, enjoys it without stress, and she continues to be inspired. It's so awesome to see! "
- Lisa Dowell
"Pat and The Artists Playground are amazing! Pat is a very special person! My daughter has been going there for years. It has been a haven for her to be creative and have fun in a warm supportive setting. Pat and her staff are all talented, enthusiastic, encouraging, and kind! It’s truly a special place! " - Christine Ward Romaides
" My daughter has been going to Pat for years and loves it! "
- Meghan Santos