May 22, 2024


Art Shines Through

Dream of art classes now reality for Kris Hawk, Amy Kneisley

Amy Kneisley and Kris Hawk want to support artwork enthusiasts obtain, generate and link.
Sharon Sanger of Catawba Diane Ballman of Marblehead and Cheri Warner of Danbury Township attend an acrylic class at the Crow’s Nest offered by

What do ideal friends and sisters-in-legislation do on a highway journey? Develop a enterprise, of training course!

Which is precisely what Kris Hawk of Westfield Village and Amy Kneisley of Catawba Island did two many years in the past, developing Artwork Dock LLC and

“Being in the auto for hrs at a time led us to dream about what could be,”said Hawk.

They desired art courses near to home and effortless to access. They required to figure out the who, what, when, where and how. So the two creatives made the web page so pupils could locate lessons and instructors could share their talents.

The web-site is straightforward to navigate. Course indicator-up is basic. In truth, the initial class, held at the Crow’s Nest, a restaurant in Marblehead, had 17 pupils, who took property a painting deserving of hanging.

It’s very simple for lecturers to signal up as effectively. Artwork Dock takes treatment of all of the marketing, booking and pupil payment.  Local community businesses can also market their occasion for totally free on Artwork Dock.

Nearby artist Rebecca Booth is educating acrylics and stated, “It’s been a pleasure. It was quick to signal up as a trainer. All I experienced to fear about was getting there, instructing the course and producing it enjoyable. I have more courses booked by means of Art Dock. I’m thrilled.”

Numerous other artist instructors have signed up to train on Art Dock, as well. Check out for batik and coloured pencils.

Kneisley and Hawk think that striving a thing new, anything out of your convenience zone, lights a spark from inside of. They hope to mild a spark with in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands area – Ottawa, Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties.

​Melissa Zeiger from Sandusky has been to two lessons and brought her pal, Tina Lorenz, with her to the next course. “I experienced so much enjoyable. It was a excellent time interacting with everybody. The instructor was professional and funny,” states Zeiger.

Mary Ary and Johnny Ary of Port Clinton took a course as a Valentine present to each individual other. “It’s superior couple remedy,” mentioned Ary, whose spouse, Johnny, was the lone male in the class. “I really like my spouse,” he claimed. “If Mary likes this, I’m superior with it.”

An artist herself, Sheri Warner of Danbury Township, shared that she acquired some different procedures in the two classes she’s attended. “I came back again for the next class and I’m coming back yet again simply because I’m learning,” she mentioned.

Catawba resident, Sharon Sanger, a watercolor artist, reported this was her to start with time working with acrylic. “It’s distinct and I need extra apply, so I’ll be back. I will need to let go!” Sanger posited.

Kneisley shared her excitement about the very first course. “People did what we hoped – gathered, made and connected. The energy in the area was good, with people studying, laughing, building.”

For extra details, go to to discover a class or indication up to instruct.