In 2010, inspired by her background in art and art education, Amy Baker, Program Director at the Old Firehouse School, invited Artist-Educator Suzanne "Artist Zan" Couture, to collaborate and develop an art education program specifically for preschool children. They developed an annual program that afforded children the joy of creativity, producing colorful visions of their ideas and inner lives while introducing them to the elements of art in an age-appropriate way.

WHERE ART STARTS currently encompasses Visual Arts (drawing and painting, techniques with different tools, elements of art), Theater Arts (storyline and character development, production, and performance), and will be adding musical arts in the program roster soon. It is our overarching vision that the program highlight all three areas of fundamental artistic expression.

Art is as natural as Sunshine and as vital as Nourishment.

- Maryann F. Kohl