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about the instructor...

Celia van Maarth has taught art to local children in the Williamson County area for more than 15 years. She is the director and art instructor at ARTful U/van Maarth Arts and teaches at Create Hope Studios in Brentwood, Tennessee. 


She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a major in Interior Design and a minor in Art. Her passion for encouraging children to explore their God given gift of creating has overflowed to inspiring others of all ages.

In addition to teaching at Create Hope Studios, she has also led artistic encounters at spiritual retreats, private art making workshops and for mobile paint parties.


She believes that with a little encouragement and guidance, everyone is able to explore and express their unique inner artist.

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