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About Free Range Art Classes

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ABOUT US

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Free Range Art Classes embrace "process-based art" - which means we create with an attitude of "discovery" and focus heavily on the experience while letting the outcome happen naturally.  EVERYBODY can create art!  Design and inspiration are everywhere and each person "sees" it differently.  We hope you unlock your inner artist!  Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us at Free Range Art.  If you don't see a class or workshop that fits your schedule or needs, please reach out.  We are unconventional in that we carefully curate the classes offered so that we can give specially designed instruction to a manageable number of students without becoming too big and generic.  This also allows us to provide really special private group paint or jewelry projects, Birthday parties, and team-building events. Please email to inquire about these events.

 

Our goal is to introduce students to a variety of art materials, tools, and techniques that encourage curiosity, exploration, and most of all... confidence!

Hopefully, we will expose the students to materials, combinations, and concepts that they have never experienced.  The name "Free Range Art" comes from a love of letting loose and learning about art and design from the world around us.  In Free Range Art classes we strive to teach different and unique ways to make art, as well as guide a person to understand what kind of art they prefer and what kind of artist THEY are.

In addition to kids, Free Range Art offers adult paint parties, corporate team building, all-abilities events, jewelry making, alcohol ink painting, paint-with-coffee gatherings, recycled materials birdhouse making, hiking stick crafting, wind chimes and more!  Email Tracy for more information and look at our adult events page for a small sampling!  

ABOUT TRACY

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Tracy Taylor (founder and teacher at Free Range Art Classes) designs opportunities to make art through experimentation, exploration, and hands-on instruction.  She loves to include unique materials, modern-day artists/inspiration, nature, animals, and recycled materials in the experience.  She emphasizes "process art", so it's all about the creative experience.  This releases pressure on the outcome while allowing the students to just settle in and create at their level.  Her role is to support them on their creative journey, and that looks different for each person.

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Tracy holds a bachelor's degree in Design from Thomas Jefferson University (previously PCT&S and also Philadelphia University).  Her love of design carried over to a clothing store called "Endeavor" which she created and owned in the Glen Mills/Chadds Ford PA area in Glen Eagle Square.  Tracy and her store, Endeavor, secured a place on the cover of a local magazine (Delaware Today) after winning awards as a local favorite and "Best of Delaware" - all the while specializing in wearable art and selling some of Tracy's own designs.  Tracy's love of all things design became apparent in the unique interior, store window displays, props, staging, and merchandise made by artisans from around the world.

While raising her children, Tracy enjoyed working as a scout leader with her husband and was often found taking kids to local parks and doing crafts with groups of kids in her home.  In addition, working as a volunteer in the local schools has always been a favorite way to stay connected.  Tracy's love of photography and design more recently forged a business in real estate photography and home staging.  Tracy brings her love of art, nature, animals, and exploratory design to her classes.  Tracy has all of the background clearances required to work with children in the schools and looks forward to helping others become the best creators they can be!


 
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