Rock Port, MO – Courtney Meyerkorth has created a unique business which will cater to a variety of learners and ages with interest in art. The Creative Outlet provides art classes for home education students, after school art enrichment for public school students and adult classes during the day. Interested patrons could take a class over their lunch break! The classes will be grouped by week and each group attends three consecutive class meetings each 50 min long. Home education students, public school students, adults – all will be accommodated. Class capacity is set for ten students and optimal growth is the goal.

Courtney says, “You don’t have to be an art superstar to attend. We’re going to experiment and try new techniques. Our culture is so presentation-based right now that it can deter people from even attempting something new. The real joy is in the process; moving the paint around the canvas, creating an image without using lines, learning about perspective and how to make something appear 3D on a 2D surface. It’s going to be fun! Sign up!”

Courtney says that she decided to become an entrepreneur because everything fell into place.  “I had been thinking about offering art lessons to home education families and would have started in our home garage, but then the space became available on Main Street and that was the game changer. Suddenly I could accommodate a larger group of students in a public space that is easily accessible. I decided to move forward because I want to offer a service within my community that will bring opportunities for others. I think when more options for enrichment are available in a community, the whole area wins.”  Students and adults can book a class now on the website or email Courtney at Registration at the studio will be on August 21st from 3 PM to 7 PM. 

The Rock Port Chamber of Commerce and NWMEF will host a business celebration for “The Creative Outlet” on Thursday, August 8th, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. at 126 Main St., Rock Port, MO 64482. The public is invited to attend.