Thursday Night Pottery!

For the first time since we opened over two years ago, we filled an entire new pottery class with beginning students. The group is having a blast learning together, and everyone has started making some really nice pieces. With help from our assistant, Neisha, we can offer plenty of hands-on individual instruction to all six students.


Celebrating Our First Two Years In Business!

We opened our doors for our first pottery and art classes on January 6, 2015. With the support of all our students, Creava Arts continues to offer an art education program integral to the Springfield area arts community.

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who believed in us and have been a part of our journey as we look forward to an exciting and artistic third year!

Just for fun, here is a look back on the hectic five weeks we spent in late 2014 getting ready to launch our new business!

Child drawing young woman

A Beautiful Charcoal Drawing

In yesterday’s Charcoal Drawing class, one of my students, only 12 years old, created this amazing drawing from a photo. This one truly has innate talent, that I am only too happy to nurture.

Awesome Drawing!


This is a charcoal drawing that one of our 8-year-old students completed last week. I couldn’t believe how well she did, and wanted to share her talent!

Signature Membership


I just received word that my painting, “Promise,” was accepted into the Pastel Society of America’s annual exhibition in New York City in September. This makes my third painting to have been juried into this prestigious show, and thus I have earned my signature status, which is a huge thing for this pastel artist and teacher!

The painting depicts one of our students, Rylie, painting her dog, Mac. Rylie was 11 at the time, and worked on her pastel painting for three lessons before taking it home to complete. Her dad took a few photos, and the result is this keepsake painting.