Party with Art

Inspire Art

 
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What We Do

Inspire Art is an arts education company led by professional teachers and artists Maggie Greensmith and Samantha Willson. We guide guests through personalized art projects at a variety of gatherings including group classes, birthday parties, family art nights, corporate team building events and private art classes. We provide all materials, expert instruction, and clean up and you’ll go home with an impressive piece of artwork.

 

Schedule a session

We offer group classes, birthday parties, family nights, team building events, and private art lessons.

Our Philosophy

Art enriches the lives of everyone it touches. At Inspire Art we boost creative confidence through engaging projects that spark passion and innovation. Artists learn core concepts of art while expanding the limits of their imaginations. More importantly, they learn to trust themselves and their creative visions. Explore our project gallery and find out what inspires you.


About Us

Maggie Greensmith

Maggie has been a teacher for 15 years and an artist most of her life. She earned her Master of Art in Teaching degree from Lewis and Clark College and her BS in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Maggie has taught in four countries on three continents with students of all ages and across a wide variety of subjects. Art instruction is Maggie’s true passion and most recently she loved being the K-5 art teacher at Woodstock Elementary in southeast Portland.

Samantha Willson

Samantha graduated with a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design. She has more than 8 years experience in the animation industry, where she learned to work with new excited media and train new artists.


 

Testimonials

Maggie and Sam are a perfect mix of bubbly and laid-back and they empower the kids to take charge of their own art. They introduced the kids to new techniques and the processes were very tactile and confidence-building. I looked around at one moment and everybody was totally absorbed in their art-making: from the parents to the 12-year-olds to the 4-year-olds. I could see the pride and individuality in the final works. My daughter couldn’t wait to display her canvases at home. I would definitely recommend for any friend who is looking for a great party activity that kids can plug into at any age. The party favors that result are the coolest art pieces!
— Casady Galanakis
My son felt so proud and expressed a newfound obsession with creating art after working with Maggie and Sam. Their presence was so unbelievably helpful in keeping the children of various ages engaged during the birthday party. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun way to keep children engaged during an event.
— Candy McCarthy