Who are we?
Artsy Fartsy is a small proprietorship owned by Rhonda Frank in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia. Artsy Fartsy began in 2012, teaching mostly children and youth. In 2014 we expanded into working with adults. Today, we work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We have held online classes with students of all ages throughout the world.
We employ local youth in our community and are an equal opportunity employer. We often work with members of the LGTBQ+ community, BIPOC community, and persons with disabilities.
What we do
We support our community using art therapy, we instill the love of art in our students, and we spread creativity and courage with our paint events across the province. We incorporate mental wellness into everything we do. We continually review and assess our path and have the courage to shift directions when necessary.
We strive to bring creativity to the foreground. Through the visual arts, we create dynamic experiences that open the hearts and minds of others and allow for new ways of seeing ourselves, each other, and our diverse histories. Through art, we foster relationships built on mutual respect and compassion in our mission to create a more equitable society.