Owner/Creative Director: Sara M. Gant
Hi, I'm Sara- welcome!
I like to think that there are no strangers, only friends that I haven't met yet!
I opened Artworks in January 2014 while still teaching high school art full time. I retired from Northside High School in June of 2020 after 30 years of teaching art at the elementary, high school, and college levels! I invite you to come and make some art with us, forge some new connections, make friends, host a business event, make stuff, have fun, or attend an expressive arts therapeutic healing session.
I was born in Brighton, England and lived there for 5 years before my parents moved to Belgium. I attended the same International school in Waterloo, Belgium from Kindergarten to 12th grade! I went to college in Paris for nearly two years before moving to the US. I live in Jacksonville, NC with my husband and have three children and one dog. I have traveled to over 20 countries and hope to visit many more.
I am an avid reader. I also love to travel and explore new places. I enjoy mixed media arts such as journaling, altered books and collage. I can honestly and gratefully say that art is my passion.
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Art History. I hold Art Education certification and a Master’s degree in Art Education from East Carolina University and am Nationally Board Certified. I have taught online and face-to-face Art Appreciation courses for East Carolina University, Coastal Carolina Community College and the NC Virtual Public School. I am a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator with a Level Two Expressive Arts Therapy certificate.
I am SO very grateful for the chance to share my love of art with amazing creatives and warm loving people! Peace and happy, healthy blessings to you all.
(Below are some photos of some of my artwork. My personal Instagram is @artbrit.)