Parent Feedback

"My two children's lives have been so enriched by having Dara as a preschool teacher. Dara is intelligent, creative, fun, and nurturing. She genuinely cares about the growth and happiness of her students, and both my children love her. She also has a great eye for color and form, and is able to teach even the youngest ones the beauty and fun of art."
- Suzie Pascutti


"Our kitchen at home is decorated with large colorful paintings of flowers that our daughter made in Dara's class that no one can believe were made by a 4 year old -- every inch of the paper is alive with color, and the flowers are bold and vibrant. Dara encourages self-expression and the freedom to try new things." 
- Mary Margulis-Ohnuma


" Dara is bright, creative, energetic, and just a lovely person. She is someone who connects and communicates well with parents and is naturally comfortable and very good with children. Her calm, warm and nurturing demeanor always made me feel like my sons were in good hands at drop-off. And in fact, when one of my sons had some difficulty separating from me in the beginning of the school year, Dara provided him with comfort and support, and was able to help him, often redirecting his attention and energies to a new area such as a fun task or project."
- Yuki Hirose


"I am a big fan of Dara Kane and her art classes! Dara always comes prepared and her classes are very creative. She is patient and fosters my children's artistic abilities. I would recommend Dara's classes to anyone who has a child interested in art."

- Lisa Barr


"It has been several weeks since my kids have taken Dara's class, but they still talk about it. Not only did they create wonderful projects, they were introduced to various concepts of art. They were so proud to display all of their work at the "art show" at the end of the summer. She not only gave them a great basis for understanding and appreciating art, but she left them with the desire to create more. Many thanks!"
- Alex


"Dara taught a wonderfully creative series of art classes that culminated with an incredible art show by the children. Their work included many different mediums, styles and subjects. They were given a sketch book to practice the different techniques that they learned in class. Dara is terrific with the children and inspires them to be creative while developing their artistic abilities."
- Jen Mackesy