By Heather Lusk
MyArt has moved to a new location just a few blocks from their previous spot on Pine Street.
“Now I’m back close to where I started,” said owner Barb Hegeman, who has moved several times through the years and first opened her doors on the top floor of the Potpourri Building on Main Street.
Her new location at 40 E. Poplar St. was previously the home of Choosy Pets. One of her art teachers painted the walls and floor, and on Dec. 1 classes resumed.
With Midwest Jewelers and Estate Buyers expanding in the building, Hegeman knew the need to move was coming. Her three sons and husband helped transport tables, chairs, shelving and all of her art supplies on Thanksgiving morning.
“The town was deserted,” Hegeman said. “Two hours and it was done.”
Offering a variety of art classes for ages four and up, MyArt also has independent art studio time and teaches homeschooling groups and scout troops.
Hegeman, a Zionsville resident since 2000, started with a studio in Noblesville then added Carmel, Fishers and Zionsville. A few years ago, she sold the Hamilton Co. studios but still maintains the Zionsville location and a relationship with the owner of the other locations.
“We work together, which is great,” Hegeman said.
Hegeman and her staff of five teachers offer after-school enrichment through Zionsville Community Schools as well as private parties and approximately a dozen classes.
“Fortunately, all of my teachers have been with me for 10 to 15 years,” she said.
For 2016, Hegeman is planning more daytime adult classes and will post summer camp information by February. Her hope is to offer more canvas painting parties and kids painting events that would include a drop off art class on Friday evenings so parents can have dinner on Main Street while their children are creating a masterpiece.
“Come and create art and have some fun,” she said.