I'm Fatima – Mom, Artist, and Founder of Creart! Creating and sharing art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. While most little girls wanted the latest barbie or doll house, I wanted all the crayons and paint supplies I could get my hands on! As a child, mixing red and blue to make purple felt nothing short of magical.
I never outgrew the magic of art – I studied design and painting at college,and went on to get a Masters in Textile design at the University of Leeds, UK. I’ve worked as a graphic designer and a photographer, but found my calling in the three years I spent as an art instructor.
My toddler, Miqail, is the inspiration for Creart. I’ll never forget the look of pure joy and wonder on his face the first time he dipped his fingers in bright paint and dragged them over a white sheet. His little voice was full of pride when he announced, “Look, mom!”
That moment I shared with my little boy is what Creart is all about – I want to bring the magic and wonder of art into your kids’ lives. I want them to squeal and giggle while they paint and colour and draw. I want them to feel confident and proud and free to express themselves. But most of all, I want them to HAVE FUN!
I'm Barb. I received my Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Fine Arts from University of California, Irvine; both are in Scenic Design for the Theater.
For the last 7 years, I have been a digital illustrator creating math and science games for kids K-5. I love to pick up a paint brush and use watercolors and acrylics. Working with kids inspires me and teaching them art makes me feel like I am giving back to my community.
One of my favorite quotes is: “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” - Pablo Picasso
I’m Ava. I graduated from the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts with a concentration in illustration and animation. While studying at UConn, I honed skills in character design, animation, storytelling, painting, traditional and digital drawing, and video composition.
One of my long term goals is to participate in the JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching) to educate abroad in Japan. I love working with kids and as an Art instructor, I want to be a part of their journey in boosting their artistic confidence, creative expression, and fine art skills.