Artisan Preparatory

Artisan Preparatory

Artisan Preparatory renders creative learning that is engaging, fun and sustainable. Our hands-on curriculum PREPARES each ARTISAN with a ingenious foundation that enriches future educational opportunities.  We believe that artistry is gifted to every student, it is our aspiration to to Capture, Canvas and Cultivate this gift.  Our multidisciplinary programs are flexible in design and attractive to students ranging from birth to seniors, in the indoor and outdoor classrooms. We love to weave STEM, Literature and culture together and make beautiful art.

Artisan Preparatory has served at Montessori, public, private, charter and home schools for the past 20 years in North Carolina, Tennesee, Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama.  Our curriculum is crafted to serve all classrooms.  If you need help designing an enhanced program, please contact our program lead.  We hope to inspire the Artisans at your school in the near future.


  108 Maxwell Ave., Huntersville, NC 28078



Weeds to Writing

Program description

Students learn about transitions in their lifestyle, then learn about the transition of plant life to paper. They study plant life and the process of paper making. They then journal on their newly made paper about a transition in their life. Transitions could be a geographic move, transitioning to high school, a divorce or any topic students want to journal about.

Booking / scheduling contact

Tamla Boone


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Subject: English, Language Arts, Science, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 This residency’s availability is flexible.

Available times:

  This residency’s availability is flexible.

Length of program: 2 sessions- first 50 min/ second 40 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Each student needs a 2 foot table space. This project requires access to water and electrical.


Mecklenburg county. There is a $50 trip fee, outside of county. 

Fees / Ticketing:

this two day residency is $1000.


NC Standard Course of Study:

 Common Core Standard
1 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Students are presented with other nature art pieces by diverse media and formats. They collaborate and design their own community art project.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Students listened to instructions on reproducing nature in an artistic manner.
3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. The final piece of artwork provides visual display of students interpretation of the theme for natural art.

NC Essential Standards:

 Remember the function of the following structures as it relates to the survival of plants in their environments:
• Roots – absorb nutrients
• Stems – provide support
• Leaves – synthesize food
• Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds for
Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
Summarize the distinct stages of the life cycle of seed plants.

2.V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. Students create art from real and imaginary sources of inspiration.
2.CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts. Understand relationships between art and concepts from other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

 All cancellations should be made within two 2 weeks of the scheduled event.  A cancellation fee of $250 will be charged per session.