ArtWorks a non-profit, community arts education center. We are committed to providing all people in our community with quality arts education. Through dance, theatre, music and visual arts, led by passionate and qualified teachers, we aim to cultivate imagination and ingenuity and to nurture creative expression, inspiring our children and citizens to reach their full potential.
Specific goals include the following offerings, which will expand and develop with the organization.
1. Summer theatre arts camps for children
2. Creative movement classes for children
3. Dance classes for adults
4. Theatre classes for children and adults
5. Introductory music theory classes
6. Instrumental music instruction
7. Visual arts classes for children and adults
8. Master classes in the Arts taught by professional
ArtWorks on Main
94 North Main Street
ArtWorks on Main is home to our Visual Arts studio and Smart Start (Arts Immersion PreK).
ArtWorks on the Square
310 Monument Square
ArtWorks on the Square is home to our dance and aerial silk studio. This location also houses our main office, music and theatre classes, and rehearsal space.
Cheryl Palonis Adams has choreographed numerous musicals in high schools, colleges, and community theatre. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Utah and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York. Cheryl taught Dance and English in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools for over 30 years. Cheryl and her husband, John, live on their farm in Ono, KY.
Marisa Ramsey has been singing, playing, and performing since she was five. Her musical theatre background is varied and features vocal performance, piano, percussion, acting, dancing, and aerial silks. Marisa holds a BA and MA from Lindsey Wilson College. She is a former elementary school teacher and current home educator. She is an actor, director, and choreographer at the Star Theater. She loves our community, her family, good books, and her garden.
Debbie Russell is a graduate of LaGrange College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a teacher in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and third grade in the public school system with children dealing with poverty and abuse of many kinds. Debbie has spent the last 20 years in the craziest places sharing high sensory art with kids: Head Start, Mother’s Day Out Programs, schools, camps, and the Star Theater. She is mother of two children who love being in productions at the Star Theater.