history & vision

Roaring Mouse History

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 ½ 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.