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About Us

Darling Art School

At Darling Art School, we ignite passion and inspire creativity through our art classes and events. Our expert instructors cultivate artistic growth, welcoming students of all levels. Explore your potential, connect with a like-minded community, and embark on a colorful journey with us at Darling Art School.

Brad Love with Angel Productions

Meet the Team

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Cynthia Darling

As new owners of the art school, my husband, Aaron Darling, and I are excited to continue its legacy with a street art vibe. Through after-school art classes and diverse events, we engage with the community, offering unique experiences like graffiti workshops and portable art walls at football games for all ages.

Sam Montag

To know her is to love her! Sam Montag is a local creative and head of the new Art In Public Places Committee for Keep Lago Vista Beautiful. Her method of teaching is based on the philosophy that "creativity follows mastery", and that a strong foundation of artistic skills will enable students to eventually follow any artistic path they choose.

Bella Zaleski

Bella Zaleski is an after school teacher for our elementary through middle school students. The students look up to her and she has a fun easy going presence in the class room. She is an Lago Vista graduate and is currently a college student studying art. She has taught a variety of classes at Darling Art School - Paint Pours, Collaborative Couples Date Night, Paint Your Pet, Drawing Classes, Art Camps and more. 

Aaron Darling

With 20 years of muralist expertise spanning states and countries, Aaron Darling brings innovation, organizational skills, and artistic versatility. Collaborative and self-taught, Aaron tailors projects to client preferences, infusing personal nuances for a unique and engaging artistic experience.

Mary McCarty

Mary McCarty is a retired art teacher with a Bachelors in Commercial Art (Graphic Design) and All - Level Art Ed Certification. Her student art was on display at the Bush Library in College Station. The Darling Art School students love the variety of mediums Mary brings into the classroom: clay, color theory, drawing, paper mache, perspectives, and more.

Amanda Wright

The amazing Amada Wright is the owner of Peridot Peacock. We are lucky to have her lead many classes and our monthly Art Jam (2nd Wednesdays of the month 10am - 2pm). She does it all: Resin, Stencils, Pens, Freshies, Tumblers, Key Chains, Food Art, and more!

Ashley Huff

Ashley Huff is a self taught artist. Intuitive Art describes her unique and impressive art style. Hers is a two step process. Apply color, step away, come back and let the image come out at you! Once you see it, you put pen to paper and make it come alive! Similar to finding shapes in the clouds, there is no wrong way to create.

Sadie Nash

Sadie Nash is fiercely loved by her students and is a natural at teaching kids about art (and life). She is an after school teacher for our elementary students. She is pursuing a degree and career in Art Therapy. The Darling Art School is thrilled to have her on the team and looks forward to her bringing art therapy to our community in the future!

Angel Marshall

Angel Marshall with Kraken-Up Krafts is a Data Analyst by day, artist and mom of two always! Originally from the Dallas area, art has always been a passion but her daughter's love for the arts gave her the push to pursue it outside of home. Art isn't about perfection, it's about expression.  Angel has the gift of bringing people together. She coordinates special community art projects and brings them to Darling Art School.

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