ILLUMINATE! CREATIVE ARTS

OUR STORY


Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio opened it's door in October of 2014. At the time we were operating as "Ike and Tine's Dance and Fitness Center" in conjunction with what is now Shiloh Fitness, part of the Global Spheres Center. We had our first Spring Recital that year with a modest 33 dance students. It was the beginning of the beginning. There were no music or art classes and only one adult acting class at that point. The entire studio team consisted of Ms. Valerie, Ms. Celestine, and Mr. Jonathan.


Our second year in 2015/2016 saw a small growth in our faculty as well as our student base when we added Ms. Sarah to our dance department, and offered our first "Experiencing the Arts" (ETA) class which allowed us to open the door for our future music and art departments. We ended the year with 55 students participating in our spring recital.


The 2016/2017 season was our third year. While we were still at the beginning of building Illuminate!, we made great strides in establishing our foundation. We had a studio team of 11, close to 200 students and offered music, theatre, dance, and art. As we have continued to grow, we are excited to see and step into all that God has for the future of Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio.


The 2017/2018 season has brought us over 250 students registered in our various departments. We continue to grow and provide a safe and affordable place for children and adults in the local community to explore a variety of creative gifts.

OUR FOUNDERS


Chuck and Pam Pierce

Dr. Charles D. Pierce is the founder of Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio. He and his wife, Pam, have created and cultivated a true sense of family and community here at the Global Spheres Center. GSC is home to several international ministries, local businesses, a community gym, and Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio. Chuck and Pam are passionate about seeing all generations collaborate in creating an atmosphere of expression - including movement, sound, art, and theatre. Their belief is that the arts should be accessible to all regardless of a person's financial situation. They have created and are building a place that makes this a reality for many in our community.

OUR VISION


Our vision at Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio is to create a place where artists are welcomed and encouraged to express themselves, strengthen their God given gifts, and pursue their dreams. We encourage a disciplined focus and pursuit of excellence in the arts as we teach our students to use their art form. Our goal is to foster an atmosphere of creativity where we are free to study different forms of artistic expression which not only develop our students but give them tools they can use throughout life. We recognize that artistic expression has the capacity to bring freedom to those experiencing it - and we desire to provide a place for all to experience that freedom. Our studio is designed to reach our community as we continually build together artists of all ages who can create, collaborate, support and uplift one another. We believe that all creativity is given by God and our hope is that you will find your expression of worship as you develop your artistic expression!