My children are truly at a disadvantage when it comes to art. Neither I nor their father passed on the gene for artistic creativeness. Until the boys met Ms. Sarah at The Doodle Bug a few years ago their inner Picasso remained hidden.
I was a skeptic when I first took them to a class – I was sure that I had just wasted $25 and there was no way that the finished product would still exist after the first opportunity for a trash pick-up by the city of Huntsville. I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did the boys love being in the classroom but the finished product is still proudly displayed in their rooms. That first sock monkey canvas gave the boys the confidence to create art and to believe in themselves that they too could make a piece of art worth keeping. Since that first class they have asked to attend classes at The Doodle Bug not only for fun but to go and make gifts for family members on different occasions.
Artists hard at work!
Sarah Sharp started this Huntsville small business in October of 2010 after she realized there was no place in Huntsville for young children to explore painting and art on either canvas or pottery. She also found that this would be a great idea for children’s birthday parties. Sarah has always had a love for children and after taking my boys several times it is obvious that children love her too! Sarah also has a philanthropic heart and is always giving back to the community. If you have a specific cause and would like to involve the kids in fundraising opportunities Sarah is often able to help. We recently had a Swim for Melissa painting party where some of the proceeds were donated to our Swim for Melissa team, The Invincible Sharks.
The maximum class capacity at The Doodle Bug is 25 artists. Parents are welcome to stay, but if you would like to use that time to run errands the kids are safe and entertained. Sarah welcomes children of all ages and has experience in working with children with special needs. She teaches the art class stroke-by-stroke and will assist where needed. Everyone leaves the class feeling that their art is a masterpiece! The smiles are priceless.
The Doodle Bug specializes in art classes for kids of all ages , but have recently added some fun adult classes. Children create canvas art and pottery with the guidance of Ms. Sarah. Sarah has a great classroom rapport with the kids. She is able to keep their attention and focus, maintaining a calm environment while still allowing them to have a ton of fun.
- Scheduled classes
- Walk in times
- Birthday Parties
- Fundraisers (call Ms. Sarah to discuss opportunities)
- Adult Classes
- Off-Site Sessions- Doodlebug will even come to you! (last year she visited our second grade class at school.)
Address:2117 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Next to GiGi’s Cupcakes)
Cost: $10 to $30 per child depending on the size and type of art they choose to create
Doodlebug Facebook Page (sometimes has discount updates!)