Sara Blake

Children’s art, Art for Absolute Beginners, Playful Painting

As a multi-faceted artist, instructor, athletic coach, fitness trainer, and mother, Sara Blake is observant and attentive to her students’ needs while positively encouraging them to try new techniques and breathe easy. Her abstract paintings continue to evolve using organic shape, spontaneous marks, and vibrant color to connect and communicate. On her canvas emerges a moving message that is alive with emotion and personal, yet at the same time demonstrates universal meanings. Though her passion is painting, she enjoys the freedom exploration in ceramics, drawing, and design.

A Rochester, New York native, Blake studied art history at Monroe Community College, while simultaneously pursuing her Bachelor of Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in art education. Sara’s love of athletics, art, and education led her to open, own, and operate an early child care facility and education business for over 10 years. In 2014, Sara launched both Art of Movement: Fitness and Movement of Art: Fine Art businesses which are a culmination of professional experiences both coaching and teaching through visual and creative arts in a variety of settings. She currently leads art discussions and demonstrations at Rundel, the Central Library of Rochester’s Arts, Recreation and Literature Division , as well as The Volunteers of America- Upstate New York, Arts, and Recreation Department. Presently, Sara is supervising and teaching school-age children at Bristol mountain’s Child Care Center. Designed to encourage children to have fun in a healthy environment, the program includes exercise and creativity.

At the Creative Workshop, Sara has taught a wide variety of classes for both children and adults. Most frequently, Sara teaches Art for Absolute Beginners, Playful Painting and Art Social for adults. For children, she loves to teach Art and Clay classes and camps. She plans on continuing travels both near and far, finding inspiration in nature and its surroundings, and expanding knowledge athletically and artistically in educational pursuits.