No matter what medium an artist ends up pursuing, an in depth drawing study will develop the artist eye like nothing else. Our lead drawing instructor, Lisa Cheney, offers multiple drawing based courses. Find a detailed look at each course here.
In the age of the rise of virtual learning and local business decline, we want to thank our community for the solid welcome and continued support we have received as Encore Creative Center in Treasure Valley!
It started out as a teenager's dream to have a wonderland of resources and creative teachers who really care and truly inspire and effectively enable. And a couple decades later it's alive and well through what we call Encore. Years of home studios, countless community events, hardcore training and artistic experience later, that dream has always been to enable more dreams, and that is exactly what our whole team is busy doing today. Opening our first commercial center in 2021 and a second one in 2022, nothing is holding back the momentum as we keep building. In 2023 we are grateful to be the creative hub that you can trust to empower your artistic and performance pursuits.
Tuition is our sole source of income to cover facility and showcase overhead, the solid instructor pay their experience deserves, and extensive amounts of art supplies, musical instruments, technologic equipment, and props and costumes. We are essentially self-maintaining -- with every need comes a means, and with every means comes a new need. It's a circle of life, in a way!
When you sign up for lessons or classes at Encore, you are not only leveling up you or your family’s skill sets, you are also part of the growth of something truly beautiful. Our MISSION is to bring down to earth community (joy) together with exceptional creativity (excellence), in many mediums and expressions under the same roof(s). (Joy and Excellence deserve to be paired up more often within the arts!) Our VISION is to refine our processes and expand our offerings and make it possible to eventually open our own performance venue and art gallery as well... but, one step at a time!
From desk staff to instructors to ownership we are working hard (and with joy) every day of the year to meet requests and make everything about Encore a positive place to be. We mean it when we say Encore is a family... and you are part of it.
As we continue to implement more facets of our vision, please continue to make your desires for our future known, people to people. (Read: if you ever say, "What do you think about _____?" I will probably say, "Oooooh...!") Your vision is part of our vision. Thank you for joining the journey as we continue to plant as a pillar in the community.
Keep creating and growing,
(your director at Encore)
Danika Starrharrt is a music educator, serial songwriter, parent, fearless entrepreneur, and a voice for mental clarity. She loves chocolate and long walks on the beach like every other blogger, and in her spare time she.... realizes there is no such thing as spare time and gets back to Encoring.