About Us

DEDICATED EDUCATORS

Jackie Gaines, owner of Brush strokes And More, LLC, both a loving wife, mother and artist for many years.  I was asked to take a drawing test of a reindeer at 5 years old and have been drawing ever since. I was guided by some inspirational teachers who pushed me to give my all in every project. I received several art scholarships to help me attend Ball State University.  I opened my business in 2005, teaching at assistant livings, community centers and private lessons. Finally able to open my own art studio, which has been rocking every since. I truly have watch my students grow. 


Check out Mrs. Simmons and Ms. Brenda Nickolaus Bio's on their Art Classes pages.



WHAT WE BELIEVE

WE HERE AT BRUSH STROKES AND MORE LLC ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL STUDENTS:

• Have the power to learn
• Are curious & creative
• Can succeed


No two students have exactly the same creative skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every student. Our plan will combine direct art instruction with tutoring in a way that works for your student.  Classes and summer camps include pencil drawing, painting, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, paper mache, clay and mosaics just to name a few.

OUR MISSION - GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

We are involved with many elementary schools in our community such as Jerry Thomas, Limestone Creek Elementary, and Beacon Cove Elementary.  We are proud to sponsor Limestone Creek Elementary from 2016 -2018 school year, their first popcorn Friday, all students will receive popcorn on us.We go directly into the classroom and volunteer with the teachers and students. Limestone Creek's first grade students read a book and we plan an art project based on the literature, using the student's fine motor skills. Also with Limestone Creek students' help, we designed and painted a mural at their back playground field area.  Jerry Thomas Elementary second grade teachers are having us work on holiday themed art projects throughout the year.  At Beacon Cove Elementary in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, we supplied the Art Club with the materials needed to make several mosaic tables and Lazy Susans that has been auctioned off to raise money for the school. ​