Roaring Mouse classes and workshops have been offered at various elementary schools in the Seattle area since 1989. Our first studio space opened in the Sandpoint area in 1997, where we built up a loyal clientele through our programs in the creative arts. We continued to offer adjunct programs at local schools, serving students from ages 2 1/2 through adults. In 2004, we moved our studio to our current location in Ravenna, where we happily reside today.
Roaring Mouse was founded by Lassie Webster, who envisioned a place where all people, young and old, could learn about the joy, freedom and power of embracing the creative spirit. A cornerstone of our philosophy is the link between creativity and play. Our studio provides art and play areas which allows for a free flow of ideas from play to art, and art to play. Through creative exploration, we encourage our students to follow their ideas into other forms of expression, and to experiment with combining ideas in new ways. We respect different learning styles, and support the unique process and growth of each student. We believe the arts provide the opportunity to develop self awareness and strong communities. The mission of our studio is to provide opportunities to develop self confidence and awareness through artistic and creative experiences and to enhance communication and understanding between people. All of the teachers at Roaring Mouse are committed to giving our students the best chance to discover and develop their own creative potential and to find ways to share those gifts with the world.
Roaring Mouse offers consultations to parents, teachers and counselors on a case by case basis. We specialize in social emotional learning, creativity, program and curriculum development, community building and strengthening communication skills. In addition to working with schools and counselors, we help children and families navigate through some of the rocky times of growing up, facilitating creative solutions to obstacles that might seem overwhelming. Our approach is less clinical than a traditional academic evaluation, and is not a substitute for counseling. Through observations, creative art projects, or meetings, we endeavor to get a sense of your child as an individual, how he or she functions in his/her various environments, and how relationships are formed with peers and adults. Ultimately, we strive to provide insights to both children and adults that will promote understanding, enhance communication and listening skills, and strengthen and define a child’s sense of self. If you are interested in our Consulting Services, please contact us here.
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