One of the many things I took away from the weekend event was the enormous need in this community for more creative outlets. I saw those children whose parents had them by the hand heading down the street, looking longingly at the bright colors of paint and the large brushes that were ready to be dipped into them. The children who did stop to paint, thoroughly enjoyed the creative process and intently added colors, designs, and a bit of themselves to the community mural. Watching their quiet energy I understood that I’d made the right decision to open this business and to share my love of art. The list of children, teens and adults interested in my Studio Art Classes is proof in itself that art is universally needed. After looking over this list and listening to the wants and ideas of many people this weekend, I will tweak the curriculum of the classes a bit and have the brochures ready within the week.