I'm really excited to have found Encore Creative Center and want to tell you all about it! You know how much I love a "one stop shop" and Encore Creative Center really is that for art, theatre, and music education in the Treasure Valley. The Center was created out of the desire to "bring joy and excellence into harmony through the arts" and their passion for this shows in everything they do!
Encore Creative Center was founded by local mom and distinguished musician and educator, Danika Starrharrt in 2021 when she outgrew her personal home studio. She saw the need and desire in our community for something bigger and brought together a dream team of other passionate instructors to open the Center.
Encore now has two locations (one in Meridian and one in Eagle), where they offer quality creative education in many fields. Instructors are all masters of their work but also excellent teachers who are passionate about sharing their love for their art with their students. The Center's team of over 25 professionals have the ability to teach nearly all musical instruments, visual arts mediums and performing arts to students ages 2 up to adults. Group sizes are generally small (the average student to teacher ratio is just 6:1) so you can be assured you or your student will get quality, individual instruction no matter what your level or experience is.
There really is something for everyone. Just check out this list of class options:
-Sculpting and Potter's Wheel
-Elementary and Pre-K 2D and 3D Art Adventures
-PreK Music Courses
-Symphonic Band and Orchestra
-Intricate Jewelry Making
-Textile Arts and Fashion Design
-Oil Painting and Watercolor
-Illustration and Design
-Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
-Dungeons and Dragons
-Mixed Media Watercolor
Sneak peak! It hasn't been announced yet but they are adding Family Ballroom Dance, Toddler Creative Concept Dance, Art History, Music Recording, Sewing, Drumming and podcasting to their summer class offerings!
At both locations students are able to sign up for group classes, private lessons, workshops, and camps (there's summer camp info on our 2023 Summer Camp Guide). Check out the Center's 2023 Winter/Spring calendars below and contact the Center for a trial run to find the right fit for you or your student.
Encore Creative Center Info:
Meridian: 3017 S Meridian Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 352-3042