ARTHOUSE, is an art studio for children in downtown Raleigh, NC. Classes focus on teaching artistic creativity through the combination of sensory stimulation (sound through music, sense of touch, smell, taste and sight). We emphasis on experiencing all senses, while stimulating creativity through various mediums, ranging from watercolor, paint, pastels, pencil and recycled found objects. Lessons are taught in private small classes by the Director, Kalesia Kuenzel, providing the ability for individual attention to each students interest and skill level, while allowing experimentation with color, shape, texture and composition.
The studio space is located in a newly renovated historic home harmonizing modern architecture within a rehabilitated structure. This allows for an environment where creative self expression can blossom and encourages artwork which each student can be proud of and experience a sense of accomplishment. More specifically, the spaces natural light, high ceilings and lively/playful detailing helps with the creative process.
Kalesia Kuenzel, director of ARTHOUSE, has focused her international studies and professional career on teaching creative and artistic expression to children. Kalesia has a master’s degree in Global Innovation Management with a professional background & bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from NCSU.
ARTHOUSE has been a focus of hers throughout her studies and she is eager to motivate and guide young artists in this unique studio space in downtown Raleigh. Through her travels and associations with other artists and designers, she has a fresh perspective to offer young aspiring artists. Kalesia is also a practicing graphic designer who brings her love for children and art education in to the studio classes and curriculum.