Holt's School of Fine Arts is for anyone looking for incredible, authentic, personalized and affordable drawing and/or painting instruction. We discovered Holt when my daughter was in kindergarten and have returned to her for her expert guidance in building a portfolio as my daughter seeks admittance to NorthWest School of the Arts in Charlotte. As both a participant and an observer myself, I have seen that Holt approaches students of all ages and ability levels with the same warmth, patience, respect and honest, genuine encouragement- she truly embodies teaching perfection. Holt is extremely talented and skilled in her work as an artist, demonstrating grace and soul, issuing helpful criticisms with calm reserve. What is most exciting about Holt's school is that, for kids and teens, is that it offers the only fine arts instruction of its kind in the QC. Kids as young as six draw from life, as they learn to translate shapes, tones, angles and proportions to the canvas using charcoal and oil paints to create two-dimensional masterpieces which spring to life! A must for anyone in search of a quality authentic fine arts experience that far exceeds the norm. Oh- a big plus: the first class is free! -Eliza Guerdat, Charlotte
Northside is an exceptional school in many ways. Besides its high academics, strong sports and fine arts programs it is a warm loving Christ centered school. It doesn't just start in Kindergarten to 12th grade. It begins with a awesome child care program, where God's love is shared. It's preschool is the best ever. It is a kindergarten readiness program where they teach the children to be prepaired for big school. It uses a phonics driven chirst based curriculim to teach the children to read and write. It teaches math, science and bible. It has chapel once a week and enrichment classes everyday. The enrichment classes are:library,music,spanish,art and computers. What is really great about this place is that it's staff really loves the children and what they are doing.
Mrs. Michelle Strantz is an awesome teacher! Mrs. Reed is my daughter's guidance counselor and understands my daughter's needs. The office staff is wonderful. My daughter will be a senior this year and I appreciate all the help and guidance Mallard Creed High has provided for my daughter! The school itself is always clean and welcoming. THANK YOU!