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,

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Stem Art


Program description

 Students combine their common skills to make amazing artwork. Choices are Nature Art, Recycled Art or The Beauty of Science. 

Nature Art: students study nature forms and duplicate them in sculpture. Artisan collaborates with school to determine study. Required steps depend on art medium. 

Beauty of Science: students to create ARTISTIC COMPOUNDS made with natural ingredients. Facilitator can


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Subject: Science, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Length of program: 45 minutes steps 1-3, depending on art medium
Space / technical requirements:

 This residency requires a classroom with large tables, sink and electrical.


Educational facility.  There is a $50 trip fee outside of Mecklenburg County.

Fees / Ticketing:

$495 for a one-day residency. This price includes three 45-minute sessions a day.

$1450 for 3-day residency. This price includes three 45-minute sessions a day.

Above fees cover watercolor, marker, painting or wire sculpture illustration sessions. There is a $50 surcharge for ceramic classes.


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


Allison Houchins
Hiddenite Museum
316 Hiddenite Church Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636
(828) 632-6966

Tanya Staggs
Travellers Rest
636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 832-8197

Sam Davis Home
1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167

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.