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
Evening painting sessions, offered the first, second, and third Fridays of each month, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Paint along with friends with guided encouragement from the instructor. Ms. Dani Poe will guide you through the story of some of your favorite paintings and their creators. 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.
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.
Poetic Painting for KIDS!
Evening art history & painting sessions with Dani Poe, offered the fourth Friday of each month. Upcoming dates are:
September 29, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
October 27, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
November 24, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
December 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For participants ages 2+. Painters ages 6 and under must have an adult with them (the adult does not have to paint).
Check the painting schedule (scroll down on this page) to see what students will be working on each month.
Future Planned Paintings
September: Claude Monet's
Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
Vincent van Gogh's
Franz Marc's Blue Horse
February: Claude Monet's San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
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.”