About the Art House
The Art House at Windsor Presbyterian Church was created in 2017 as an initiative to reach out to the surrounding community and offer a place for friendship for all ages through the Arts. It is an inter-generational approach to getting-to-know each other in creative ways, expanding our perspective and appreciation for friendships with older and younger folks. We are offering classes, gatherings, and special art events on a weekly or monthly basis, beginning in September 2017. See Programs for details about our classes!
At the Art House, young children, ages 12 months to 5 years can experience music and movement in weekly classes with parents or caregivers led by a trained educator. Creative exploration through music enhances a child’s ability to excel in learning. Families will recall and learn traditional and folk literature that have nurtured wonder and joy in young people for generations.
The Art House gives you the opportunity to try something new in a community of support. Want to join a ukulele choir but never have played the ukulele? We have instructors to help you. Want to join an intergenerational choir? We can even teach you the music by ear. This is a place to grow and to learn. But most importantly to let your heart sing.
Either through our Coffee House Concert Series or through weekly or monthly classes you’ll find friendships with a community of like-minded creative individuals. Bring your friends and neighbors too.
Meet the Director
Natalie is a musician, teacher, and performer. Natalie received her B.A. in Music and Religion with a minor in psychology from Coe College. She has taught early childhood music for over 20 years and has directed children’s choirs with Iowa Youth Chorus for 10 years. She is a teaching artist with Cultureall, ASAP, and Des Moines Metro Arts Alliance presenting multi-cultural music, movement and musical storytelling workshops for both children and adults. Natalie has taught creative music classes for 10 summers at a summer music and arts camp in Evanston, Wyoming. Natalie is the Music and Arts Director at Windsor Presbyterian Church in Windsor Heights, where she leads worship, directs the Chancel Choir, and prepares special music/movement and art programs for children and youth. Natalie also teaches piano lessons and is a member of the Des Moines Choral Society. Natalie is married and has 2 grown children.