Connie was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and began drawing at a very young age. It wasn’t long before Connie realized that God had blessed her with artistic talent. She attended York County Vocational Technical School where she studied the field of Commercial Arts.Connie and her husband Joe were married in 1988 and found themselves lucky enough to be living in a country setting among nature and it’s creatures. All creatures BIG and small…God created them all and Connie loved to sit and draw them any chance she got.
Thus, inspired the Children’s book Connie created and illustrated. “Letter Creatures from A to Z” arrived on book shelves across America in 1992…the first copy arriving on her door step just days after God blessed her and her husband with a precious baby boy, whom they named Joshua. “Letter Creatures from A to Z” brought a charming new twist on the often difficult art of teaching the ABC’S. Children would not only learn the basic frame of our alphabet, but they would see,through the clever use of animals depicted by letters, how the framework supports the language (and for that matter, the animals on the page!!!) The letters C-A-T for example, looked much different and more accessible, when they are formed in such a way to actually form a cat.
As the days and years went by…Connie realized that God was adding yet another passion and yearning on their hearts. Over the next 20 some years Connie and her husband became extremely involved in their son’s activities and growth. They have throughly enjoyed teaching and mentoring children of all ages in Sunday School, Children’s Church, and number of Church Youth Group Programs. Connie and her husband also coached numerous years of Youth Baseball while in Pennsylvania and have a very unique way of connecting with children of all ages.
In 2007 Connie and her family moved to South Carolina where their passion for art and children continued to flourish…thus, Art-Vark Palette, LLC was born.
At the very least we pray you will find Connie’s approach to children, her love of art, art appreciation and creativity is an inspiring, refreshing, new experience for your child to enjoy, cherish and remember for years to come. We would absolutely love for you and your child to begin a wonderful journey and experience the joy of art at Art-Vark Palette. Your child will develop a love for art as they create Vibrant And Remarkable Keepsakes that you will cherish for years to come.
From Summer Camps and After School Programs to fun filled Birthday Parties, Walk-ins and Drop-n-Shop Classes…there is something for everyone. Art-Vark Palette offers a clean, safe, peanut-free and FUN learning atmosphere and projects are hands on, for children of all ages. Adults may also feel their inner child emerging when stepping into the studio to…AS THERE IS A CHILD IN ALL OF US!!!
Every Child is an Artist and we hope to see you and your child soon at the Art-Vark Palette…Art Resides, Memories are Created and Laughter Never Ends!!!