WELCOME TO THE KNS WEBSITE!
LOGO BY GUNNAR AND HARLEE MICKELBERRY, 2015
“-Because art is just as important as reading, writing and math!”
We are a free kids art program for kids ages 0-17. We are fully self funded. We want all children to be able to express themselves, because of this, we are free and web based. We do attend non-mandatory live events in Portland Oregon, USA.
The Studio was created by Gunnar
Mickelberry in the fall of 2011. It began as an Etsy shop
and as a way for the kids to make money to help the homeless. They were interviewed by Koin TV
in April of 2012. As KNS began to receive more commission requests, a close friend, Emma
Lund joined the “studio”. The kids attended their first CraftyWonderland
event at the Oregon Convention Center
in the Spring of 2012. It was hugely successful. From there KNS began to grow up. We now mean a little something different, and like our artists, continue to grow and grow.
WHY JOIN / SUPPORT KNS?
We show young artists that they can be working artists NOW!
We give them a place to show their work, teach self-employment and networking skills, learn new art techniques, attend Events
and have FUN
. We help artists create a Professional Working Portfolio AND…We show kids who love art that it’s just as important to the world as math, reading and writing.