Established in the Fall of 2012, La Dee Da Studio was created out of a passion for the arts and a curiosity for early childhood learning. Based on her own experiences as a relatively new mother at the time, Creative Director, Sugandha Rosenhaft observed that her own two children had very different learning styles. Her daughter Samara, is more of a visual learner, whereas Liam loves to explore his world through logic and hands-on activities. Sugandha also observed how creative play and exploration played a huge part in their early development. Keeping her own children as her main inspiration, a lot of research into different learning styles and importance of tactile and sensory stimulation, and drawing from her own art enriched childhood, La Dee Da was created out of a love and curiosity for the arts, alongside very calculated methodology. Read articles on SHOUT ATLANTA and Vogaye ATL
We are rooted in the idea that art and creativity are fundamental to the development of a well-rounded childhood and are meaningful, valuable forms of self-expression for children and adults. Our arts and crafts curriculum instills confidence and harbors growth and development while fostering creative thinking – a necessary practice for personal expression, self-reflection and fun for all ages.
We believe that art is a lifelong journey. This belief has led many professional artists, inventors, photographers, storytellers and creative individuals on long-term rewarding paths. Every artist must start on his or her own creative path.
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The most important thought to keep in mind when working with children in art is that they are energetically engaged in a process of movement and manipulation of materials. This process supersedes whatever appearance the finished product may take. The goal is that each child is satisfied with their creative expression while always encouraging growth.
Why Art Education?
Art teaches problem solving and encourages open-ended thinking. It builds self-esteem, increases motivation and nurtures teamwork.
Art develops the whole brain. It strengthens focus and increases attention, develops hand eye coordination and requires practice and strategic thinking.
Art education prepares kids for the future. Creative education increases the future quality of the local and global community.
Art strengthens community by reaching across racial stereotypes, religious barriers and socioeconomic levels. Art creates a sense of belonging.