Exploring Colors was founded on the belief that exposing children to creativity at an early age has tremendous benefits across the board and is too often under-appreciated. Traditional schooling usually teaches to a singular answer that limits self-expression and critical thinking. We feel strongly that there is no one right way to do an art project and will not teach to a given outcome. Instead, we will show kids how to use the different materials and then encourage them to use their imagination to come up with their own solutions. In doing so, we hope to provide children with a safe space to take risks and to learn to think outside the box as this skillset will prove to be invaluable no matter what they chose to pursue!
After graduating from Cornell University with a BFA, Marnie taught art to children for almost 20 years. She recently received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Marnie sits on various committees at the MoMA, Whitney, ICP and Johnson Museums in New York. She is very excited to combine her love of art with children to bring Exploring Colors to life with her son, Max!
Max recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BBA in Finance. As a result of growing up in a creative household, Max regards creativity as an important asset to problem solving in unusual ways. In fact, he has utilized many of these lessons in creativity while helping to build Exploring Colors. Max hopes to pass this on and is excited to bring creativity to children everywhere!