Exercising skills found to support creativity helps children become independent, resilient, critical and creative thinkers. It all starts by giving children a variety of opportunities that allow them explore the world and express themselves.
Kids need to interact with interested adults who encourage their imagination and support their curiosity.
I once lived next door to a family with an inquisitive, friendly 7-year-old daughter. Whenever I was outside she’d come over and visit. We’d play with my dog and make up stories together. I challenged her to dream up ideas and encouraged her wonderful imagination. I moved away and a year or so later I got a Facebook message from her mom. It was a picture of her daughter’s first book. There in the dedication, right after her family and her teacher, was my name. I was so touched to know that our time together was as special to her as it was to me.
My experience with STEM programming, writing and producing children’s theatre, and coaching talented young artists led to the development of Creativity HQ. I strongly believe children need the opportunity to engage in and explore different forms of creative expression, including visual and performance art and literature. That foundation gives them the freedom to imagine and innovate. We need creative thinkers, and I’m excited to do all I can to continue encouraging artistic awareness, appreciation, and expression.
Whether its arts, sciences, sports, or clubs, kids benefit from interacting with their peers in out of school settings.
“My daughter auditioned for her very first play in middle school and was cast! I know you played a big part in this, so I just wanted to let you know that the seeds you planted are sprouting :)”
–Stacy S., mom of former acting class student
Thank you for the wonderful experiences! Creativity HQ has helped my son explore and appreciate music, theater, writing and expressing himself. I am pleased and happy with the effect her approach to creative education has on my son. She is a very sweet, dedicated and talented instructor.
–Melody C, Google Review
“Shari is a caring teacher and it shows in the way she connects with and really listens to her students.”
–Anna G, mom of acting class student