Shannon Stearns, Founding Member
Shannon is completing her Master's at Temple University, studying the paintings of the Italian Renaissance. Her two undergraduate degrees are in the History of Art and Visual Culture and in Anthropology, revealing her interest in the intersection of culture and beauty. Shannon's contribution to the classroom is an application of knowledge of art history and experience both in the classroom as teacher's aide and one-on-one as a nanny.
We believe that children learn best when they are submerged in a subject, so that they experience it many ways, not just a single application....
Art is many, many things, but mostly, it's about you. It's about your ability to explore, and your need to communicate effectively...
I am constantly amazed at the ability of children to create fabulous paintings and artworks! As a general rule, kids have the creativity and the intellectual freedom to make great art... and with a little training, they can communicate their ideas fluently and effectively.
Robin Stearns, Executive Director
Robin started SCArt Acadeny to address a need in the community, and to allow her to teach art using experiential techniques. Exploration is essential to the experience, but understanding the technical and historical background is important too.
Robin graduated from M.I.T. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Creative Writing and a concentration in Cognitive Development. She founded the Little City Kids educational group in 1998 and has been educating children for over 16 years.