Dani Poe offers multiple creative opportunities at Lee Academy. Read more about Dani and her inspirations at the bottom of this page.

Creative Events and Workshops for Adults

Poetic Painting
Evening painting sessions, offered the second Friday of each month - Upcoming dates are:
September 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
October 13, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 10, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Paint along with friends with guided encouragement from the instructor. Beginners will gain confidence & skill and the experienced painter will enjoy a fun evening of art, laughs, and friends. All supplies provided except the snacks and drinks.  

$35.00 per person, Maximum of 20 people.
Ages 18+

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The Learning Louvre
Evening painting sessions, offered the third Wednesday of each month. - Upcoming dates are:
September 20, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
October 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 20, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Are you curious about the history of your favorite paintings? Paint along with Poe as she guides you through the story of some of your favorite paintings and their creators. As you listen and ask
questions about the art work, you will also create your own replica of that masterpiece. If your favorite Masterpiece isn’t scheduled yet, please shoot us an email so we can plan for it. All supplies provided except the snacks and drinks.

$35.00 per person, Maximum of 20 people.
Ages 16+

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September: Claude Monet's
Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies

December: Vincent van Gogh's
Starry Night

October: Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers

January: Franz Marc's Blue Horse

November: HenriMatisse's Goldfish

February: Claude Monet's San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk


Creative Events and Workshops for Children and Teens

Parents are welcomed to audit the class as long as they bring their own supplies and sit in the back. 

Mini Masters for ages 6 through 12
$190 per student for 5 one-hour classes, held once a week. Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Your child will learn art history while creating pieces of their own that reflect the Masterpieces: Franz Marc, Monet, Winslow Homer, Matisse, DaVinci. All supplies will be provided.
Maximum of 20 students.
The next 5-week session begins September 11th.
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VanGogh’s Visions for ages 12 through 15
$200 per student for 5 two-hour classes, held once a week. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Students will walk with VanGogh through history and explore his landscapes, still lifes, portraits, bedrooms,
and Starry Night as well as create their own.  All supplies will be provided.
Maximum of 20 students.
The next 5-week session begins September 12th.  
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Paint with Picasso  part 1 for ages 14 through 18
$200 per student for 5 two-hour classes, held once a week. Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Picasso was a painter that stole many styles from many different artists. Examine the life of Picasso and the artists that influenced him by replicating their work just like Picasso did all those years ago. All 5 canvases will be provided.
Maximum of 20 students.
The next 5-week session begins September 14th.
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About Dani Poe

Dani obtained a liberal Arts degree from Colorado Christian University, where she studied elementary education with an emphasis in reading and then became certified to work with learning disabilities. Over the years her title of “teacher” adapted to “Artist” and “art teacher”. A full time mother and wife, Dani taught Art at the Classical School of Wichita for 8 years and also ran Poetic Painting Parties as well as teaching home-school students. Currently she is working on finishing up illustrations for a book of Old Testament poems written by children.

She has no formal training in art, but devours any information on the subject. She makes time during her children’s naps creating reproductions of her favorite pieces in order to understand their appeal and technique.  She never sticks to one style or form of art very long. Bouncing from gouache for her illustrations, oil paints for her own impasto paintings of the Kansas landscape, and acrylics to capture her children or to mimic masterpieces she is wanting to study in depth. While this makes for an eclectic collection, her skill is rough and can be seen in most of her work. This hold both positive and negative aspects to her paintings. It all depends on the viewer’s opinion.

“I love Art. I think it should be fun.  Most everyone sings in the shower or in the car, not caring who is listening. I think the same should stand for creating art. We were told to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Noisy is a great description of my singing, just ask my hubby. Well I make colorful pictures to worship my God too! Just happens my pictures look better than my singing sounds. So I am more willing to make my paintings public and to keep my singing to those who can tolerate it such as, my dogs, children and the poor souls who sit to close to me on Sundays.”

Read more from Dani in "Why I Paint by Dani Poe."

Follow Dani's Poetic Painting Facebook page.