A trip down memory lane
Recently, our Instructor Coleen took a trip back to Boston's Acorn Gallery School of Art to celebrate its 20 year anniversary. Coleen enjoyed over 14 years of art education at Acorn and couldn't miss such an amazing opportunity to reunite with owners Jack and Debra Highberger.
The school has spent 20 years providing an artistic environment for students of all ages and so students of all ages were in attendance. Some from as far away as California!
Many of those kids Coleen studied along side went onto become art instructors, gallery owners, and art handlers. In appreciation of Acorn, the adult students surprised Jack and Debra with a dedicated park bench right outside the school facing the wharf.
It was such an amazing experience for the Coleen to visit Boston for the anniversary because her vision for VanCo School of Art is to flourish and one day be just as impactful as Acorn has been for the Boston community. She's experienced first hand how important an art environment is to help children and adults artistic abilities thrive.
To 20 more years Acorn!
Boston University educated in Art, the owner and instructor at VanCo enjoys teaching the arts. Not only does she run the school, but she also runs CoCo Artist Studio in Old Town Plaza and has a traveling wine and painting class, Vino and VanCo.