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Creative Core Advantage
  • small class sizes for individual attention


  • safe, creative (and cute) space within an art village


  • learn with a professional, compassionate Artist


  • develop practical life skills & creative problem solving


  • study the principles and elements of art and design


  • create projects with a focus on technique
    and self expression


  • explore lots of different materials and mediums
    ~ delight in the creative process!

Student artists showing their hands covered in chalk.
Creative Core Philosophy
This Art Program is dedicated to nurturing the individual child's love for creating. It's a safe place where children
are respected and encouraged to develop their unique passion for ART. We explore various techniques, playing with the process of MAKING. We develop "art muscles": strengthening skills, building confidence, and creating
a glorious mess ~ and inevitably, beautiful works of Art.


Thank you for entrusting your child to my care. I pledge to provide a secure and enjoyable environment for an exceptional Art Education.  ~ Ms. Kathy

portrait of Kathy Blackmore, Art Teacher

hello :)

Kathy Blackmore ("Ms. Kathy")

Teacher and Founder

Kathy is a freelance Artist who specializes in children's book illustration and teaching art to students of all ages. She received her BFA from
The Cleveland Institute of Art and has been
a professional Artist for over 30

Ms. Kathy has worn many hats in the art world including art director, illustrator, and animator.

It is her love of nurturing beginners that always brings her back to teaching: working with students at community centers, grade schools, colleges, and independent studios throughout her career. She resides in Edgewood with her husband, Eric.



You can see her portfolio here:


Be well! Be creative!

Summer 2024

As of 5/28:
ALL classes are FULL

Summer registration

is closed!


Fall Term begins: 9/9/24
Registration for AfterSchool opens
end of July

May 2024

FAVO open studios


Please join us for
a family friendly

1st Friday & Saturday
every month; 5-9pm

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Logo for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
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