Adult Art Classes 



Thrive is an 7 week experiential group designed for those believing in the creative process. This is a group dedicated to personal growth and exploring aspirations, expression, and beauty.

Process Group: We will begin the class with a discussion topic such as: Creating Space for Creativity, Living Simply, Beautifying our Space, Cultivating Joy. A “show and tell” time, where participants can show off their own creative works, is encouraged!

Experiential Process: The majority of our time will be spent actually creating art. We will explore all kinds of art forms and styles, using a wide range of materials (water colors, chalk pastels, acrylic paints, cattle markers, clay.) Participants do not need to be “artists,” per se, but need to come with with a willing spirit.

Besides meeting once a week for art instructions, the price also includes “open studio” time where students can work on their projects and use the materials in the Art Garage. (Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and after class on Thursdays, from noon to 2:00.


Theresa Cardiello, LCPC, MS

Throughout her work as a counselor, therapist, and educator, Theresa Cardiello has always woven in the use of art and music. She firmly believes in the beneficial and therapeutic role that creativity can play in one’s life. With an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a minor in fine arts and a graduate degree in mental health counseling, Theresa holds current licenses in both K-8 education and LCPC (counseling.) Currently Theresa splits her time between being a mental health counselor,  facilitating art classes in the Cardiello Art Garage and teaching piano lessons. 


Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to noon, January 3 - February 14, 2019

Cost: $175 for 7 weeks.  The price also includes open studio times (Thursdays after class until 2:00 p.m. and Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Theresa Cardiello (406) 442-8165