There was a time when people feared that art had lost its purpose in society, and the soullessness of manufacturing had taken over. And just as the Bauhaus art school aimed to unite art’s relationship to society during that time, we aim to do the same amongst our era. We aspire to rejuvenate the creativity and flow of expression through arts amongst a community. To bring people together to create their own masterpieces and vibe off of the energy of their surrounding peers. Our philosophy is to nurture an individual's creative potential through a sense of community and shared purpose. At Social Art Haus we strive for our students to leave from class with a better appreciation of the many forms ART can encompass, whether it be drawing, painting, as well as the countless new, and non-conventional ways of art making. It is important to us to challenge our students to become independent, objective thinkers. We want for them to be able to look at a piece of artwork and form their own opinions and critical analysis’ of the piece. Art is a language of thought, which must be accessible to all students – not just the talented or well-connected few. Everyone has an inherent ability for creating art, and we strive to facilitate that creation for every single student that we teach.
THE DREAM TEAM
Kika, Sharmaine, and Shalymar Wilson are a mother/daughter team, who combined, have over 25 years of experience in teaching children from the ages of 3-18. Kika has taught art at elementary schools all over the San Fernando Valley for the last 20 years; creating incredible art programs along the way. She was recognized by the Las Virgenes School District in 2013 as teacher of the year for her dedication and talent. Shalymar and Sharmaine Wilson are a sister duo who've come together to bring their skills to enrich the lives of the children they teach. Growing up with an art teacher as their Mother, Shalymar and Sharmaine were always exposed to different art methods and ways of teaching. Shalymar studied psychology and disability studies at UCLA and continued her training in behavior and social skills through a well known program at the UCLA Neuropsychology Hospital. Sharmaine studied communication design at Parsons The New School For Design. Her emphasis was on communicating through art and she is currently working towards her Masters in Education. Both Sharmaine and Shalymar have taught children from the ages of 3-18 over the last 10 years. All with different learning and developmental capabilities. Together they strive to delivery a fun, imaginative environment for people of all ages to tap into their inner creativity, gain confidence, and support fellow peers.