Frolic Magazine Is Publishing A Story About Creava Arts!

Marla: Several staff members and lots of children descended upon the Creava Arts’ studios on March 29 to shoot photos for a story about us in the upcoming Spring Summer issue! We are excited that they chose to feature our business and to help us to continue getting our name out to the Springfield community and beyond.

Four children were willing models as I helped them create colorful watercolor paintings, and Miss Mattie led another four artists as they made and decorated clay fish and pinch pots. It was utter creative chaos and we loved every minute and can’t wait to see the photos!

Watch for the new issue out any day, available at HyVee and Barnes & Noble. We’ll post the article as well!

Young Artists Paint Pastels

My Saturday morning Drawing Essentials class wanted to try painting with pastels, so we all painted a landscape. They did great!

Thursday Night Pottery!

For the first time since we opened over two years ago, we filled an entire new pottery class with beginning students. The group is having a blast learning together, and everyone has started making some really nice pieces. With help from our assistant, Neisha, we can offer plenty of hands-on individual instruction to all six students.


Beginning Pastel!

This is a striking painting by one of our beginning pastel students. This is only her fourth painting in class, and I think she is doing awesome!


Celebrating Our First Two Years In Business!

We opened our doors for our first pottery and art classes on January 6, 2015. With the support of all our students, Creava Arts continues to offer an art education program integral to the Springfield area arts community.

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who believed in us and have been a part of our journey as we look forward to an exciting and artistic third year!

Just for fun, here is a look back on the hectic five weeks we spent in late 2014 getting ready to launch our new business!

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A Beautiful Charcoal Drawing

In yesterday’s Charcoal Drawing class, one of my students, only 12 years old, created this amazing drawing from a photo. This one truly has innate talent, that I am only too happy to nurture.

Small Hands Create Owls!

Today’s little artists in Small Hands Art made creative owl drawings with oil pastels, lead by our favorite preschool teacher, Miss Mattie!

Awesome Drawing!


This is a charcoal drawing that one of our 8-year-old students completed last week. I couldn’t believe how well she did, and wanted to share her talent!