Lenawee's Heart & Soul

Lenawee’s Heart & Soul is a children's art and music studio offering Young Rembrandts drawing classes, Music Together® music and movement classes, art open studio, a Creative Arts Academy preschool program and more!

Children's Art and Music Studio

Creative Arts Academy

Why choose the Creative Arts Academy and Montessori? Graphing is a math concept and skill we experience at the Academy. Why graphing? Graphing gives students a real-life, relevant reason to use math concepts. Once we graph something, we count elements from the graph, as well as compare and contrast them. Hand and eye coordination are utilized, matching, counting, sorting, comparing, vocabulary, and more and less are learning skills that graphing offers! Please visit www.lenaweesheartandsoul.com under the Creative Arts Academy tab and view our video, discover our handbook, and enrollment information. Call Valorie at 517-902-5887 for more information, or to schedule a tour. We are currently offering a discounted enrollment fee until June 30, 2020. State guidelines for reopening will be utilized for our Academy program regarding the COVID situation.

Creative Arts Academy

Why choose the Creative Arts Academy and Montessori? We offer Creative Movement opportunities daily in the classroom! Why is Creative Movement important? Creative Movement increases blood and oxygen flow which positively affects cognitive development, mental well-being, and physical health. It also stimulates a child's imagination. It is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, use body actions to communicate an image like a "leaf floating in the breeze", and to just be themselves!
The Creative Arts Academy is now offering a discounted enrollment fee until June 30, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit www.lenaweesheartandsoul.com under the Creative Arts Academy tab. You can view a video, and explore our handbook and enrollment form. Please call Valorie at 517-902-5887 for more information or a personal tour.

Creative Arts Academy

Why choose the Creative Arts Academy and Montessori? Did you know the importance of puzzles in the classroom? A child’s brain development is influenced significantly when a child acts on or manipulates the world around him or her. Puzzles provide that key opportunity. Children learn to work directly with their environment and change its shape and appearance when they work with puzzles. Puzzles offer hand and eye coordination, enhancement of fine motor skills, problem solving opportunities, shape recognition, language opportunities, and memory use. Puzzles are a daily activity in the Creative Arts Academy classroom! Visit our website at www.lenaweesheartandsoul.com under the Creative Arts Academy tab. View our video, learn about our program, and call Valorie at 517-902-5887 for more information or a private tour. A discounted enrollment fee is available until June 30, 2020 for the 2020/2021 school year!

Creative Arts Academy

Why choose the Creative Arts Academy and Montessori?
Each child is valued as a unique individual! Montessori education enables the individual learning styles of each child and accommodates each student specific to their developmental needs. An individualized learning plan for each child offers academic advancement as each child is ready to move forward under the guidance of their teacher. Please call Valorie with any questions regarding the Creative Arts Academy and our Montessori Program at 517-902-5887.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful Mom’s! You are so important and loved! Enjoy this day in honor of you! We miss you!

[05/05/20]   Art 610 for May - Transportation Tracks has been cancelled due to the Executive Stay at Home orders. Art 610 will resume with a fall schedule! Missing our young artists!

[05/05/20]   Thank you to those who have purchased a “We Have Heart” t-shirt! By choosing Lenawee’s Heart & Soul, we receive a $10 donation for each shirt! We appreciate your support so much! The fundraiser runs through Mother’s Day!

[04/13/20]   Update: All Play Dough Parties and Sensory Studio dates have been removed from our Spring schedule. These programs will return in the Fall! We miss all of our families and friends, but we know we must stay home and stay safe! Our new schedule for these programs will be available early summer so you can start planning your Fall calendars! Thank you always for your support and understanding!

Wishing all of our families and friends a Happy Easter. We hope your day has been peace-filled! We miss you! Take care everyone!

I received another artistic gift yesterday from an Art 610 student who was a part of our Magical Creatures session! Her Mushroom Gnome is basking in moonlight! It is a wonderful creation!

I was very excited to receive this treasure today from one of my Art 610 students. I mailed to my students the next two projects we were going to miss due to the current covid situation. Our theme for March is Magical Creatures, and this is her mushroom gnome. Pencil drawing and water color paint finishes! Thank you! I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone!

We had a fun Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Play Dough Party this morning! We listened to stories, sang about stars, enjoyed snack, and worked with play dough!

Art 610 Magical Creatures welcomed friends for some after school artistic fun. Amazing young artists! Unicorn pencil and marker drawings.

[03/13/20]   To Friends and Families....
We are fully aware of the measures being taken regarding the corona virus situation. If you or your child are not feeling well or contract a fever, please stay home. We will continue our scheduled classes and sessions:
Music Together
Art 610
Play Dough Parties
and our ongoing registration for our summer offerings of:
Music Together
Art 610 Camps
Themed Parties
Currently we are cancelling Sensory Studio scheduled for March 30, 2020. April is scheduled to continue at this time. Our environment and materials are sanitized according to CDC regulations. If there are any changes, we will notify you immediately.
Thank you.

Getting ready for Open House tomorrow evening, March 11 from 6-7 p.m. Be sure to stop by!

Spring is right around the corner and so is the next 9 week semester of Music Together! Join us for the Maracas collection and get ready to sing, dance, wiggle and jam with your little one! Take advantage of the early registration discount and register by Thursday, March 5th.

Art 610 today! Our focus artist was Gustav Klimt. He was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, and sketches.
Our young artists are so talented. Check out their Gustav Klimt inspired creations!

[02/27/20]   The Creative Arts Academy is closed tomorrow, Thursday February 27 due to inclement weather and unsafe roadways. Thank you.

[02/26/20]   The Creative Arts Academy is closed tomorrow, February 26 due to inclement weather.

Art 610 today! We explored the cubism works of Pablo Picasso. From 1907-1917 he pioneered the Cubism movement, a revolutionary style of modern art! Our artists created a colored pencil Cubism portrait today! So impressive!

Art 610 last week! We explored works by Louise Nevelson who was an American sculptor 1899-1988. She was famous for monochromatic wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Our young artists created a monochromatic wall sculpture.

“Key To My Heart” Play Dough Party this morning! Thank you to everyone who came. We read a story, sang, experienced some fun creative movement, snack time, and a lot of Play dough fun!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our Heart & Soul friends! Have a wonderful day!

The Teddy Bear Ball was fun! Everyone danced with their bears, learned about grizzly and polar bears, dressed up a bear in fun clothes and accessories, made a necklace for their bear, listened to a story entitled Numbears, worked with puzzles and puppets, enjoyed a fun snack, and made new friends!

[02/06/20]   The Creative Arts Academy will be closed tomorrow, Thursday February 6, 2020 due to inclement weather.


Lenawee's Heart & Soul - Welcome

Get Ready for Summer! Our summer offerings are ready for registration! Register early as our camps, parties and classes fill quickly! We are offering a session of Music Together for families, a Creative Arts Academy Camp for children ages 3-6, Art 610 Whales and Sharks Camp for 6-10 year olds, Art 610 Llama Llama Camp for 6-10 year olds, a Unicorn Party for 6-10 year olds, and a Solar System/Galaxy Party for 6-10 year olds. Description of offerings and online registration can be found at www.lenaweesheartandsoul.com under the tab Summer. It’s going to be a fun summer! Register Now!

lenaweesheartandsoul.com Our art and music offerings are built on a philosophy that allows each child’s inner light to shine while also developing an awareness of the light within us all.

Art 610 Arctic Blast was fun! Today our young artists created snowflakes with pencil, sharpy marker, and water color paint pens!

Art 610 Arctic Blast yesterday afternoon! Pencil/marker step by step drawings! Awesome young artists!

[01/21/20]   Please join Caryn and Valorie at the Tecumseh District Library on Monday, January 27 for STORYBOOK ARTVENTURE! This is a free program, but please call the library to register!

Designed for 20 children
ages 18 months to 5 years
and their caregivers.
Caryn Sieler and Valorie Veld of Lenawee's Heart & Soul, Children's Art and Music Studio


where we link literature to art.
We will jump into a great storybook and come out ready to create.
Each child will have the opportunity to make and take home
an art project inspired by the featured story.


Monday Mornings in Meeting Room A
on the library's lower level. (An elevator is available.)

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

for each session!
A Waiting List will be available, if needed.

THEME for 2019 - 2020: ART and MUSIC

January 27, 2020
Craft: Making a paper plate & yarn lion mask

Music Together Winter 2020 starts this week! Join us for the Sticks collection and experience songs and chants like Don Alfredo Baila, Trot to Grandma's House, Jack-in-the-Box, Happy Puppy, Silly Cat and many more! Register online!


Art 610 Holly Jolly Christmas! Pencil drawing on canvas, painted with acrylic paint and outlined with a paint pen! Merry Christmas artists!

Need a last minute Christmas gift? This is perfect for everyone! This watercolor gingerbread house painting by Valorie Veld printed on quality card stock can be personalized with any name. 5X7 or 8X10 options are available. $10 per print! Call Valorie at 517-902-5887 to purchase. All proceeds benefit the Creative Arts Academy.

Give the gift of music with a 9 week semester of parent/child music and movement classes for ages birth through five! The Music Together Sticks Collection starts January 9th and 10th! Early registration discounts end tomorrow, December 10th!New families receive a package of small instruments for use at home and you can email Caryn ([email protected]) if you would like to pick up your package early to wrap up for Christmas!

EARLY - $10 off for New Families
LOVEMT - $15 off for Returning Families
2ORMORE - 20% off for 2 or more children (same family)


Happy Thanksgiving to our Heart & Soul families and friends. Have a safe and peace filled weekend!

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