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About Us

Mr. West is a Christian artist and teacher.  What that means to him is that he has dedicated his life and work to the Lord.  What's more important than his own work is teaching young (and young-at-heart) artists how to increase their drawing skills and dedicate their work to honor and glorify God.  He has joyfully taught realistic drawing through Bible themes to students throughout southern and mid-Michigan for over 20 years. He is currently offering online classes. 


It is Mr. West's vision to serve and offer the highest standard in products to the body of Christ at affordable prices.  The goal is to inspire and encourage families on a daily basis to seek the joy of the Lord. (John 10:10)

"Our kids love the Christian Art for Kids class.  It's not just about the great art they come away with, or the great skills they are learning, but it's about MR. WEST!!  The kids LOVE Mr. West!! They love to repeat all the great stories he tells, his love for Jesus is contagious and I can't think of a better way for my kids to learn art than from a man that points them to Jesus throughout the entire class! We are blessed and grateful!"  - Dee P

"Don is an outstanding teacher! I am amazed at how he can teach anyone how to draw. At class last week, some of the moms were talking about how our kids had no interest or talent in art until they took his class. We are amazed at the beautiful drawings they bring home each class!"  - Amanda D

"My 7 and 8 year old daughters starting taking art with Mr. West in Dec 2013.  From the first class, it was clear that they were going to love Mr. West and he obviously loves teaching the children and sharing the love of Christ with them.  His classes are fun and my girls always feel so proud of their finished projects."  - Julie K

"Mr. West is sort of like Peter Pan. When you go to his class, you find that you can do more than you ever thought possible. It's like flying, and he can teach you how!"  - Tedy B

"I would absolutely LOVE to tell you my first impression three years ago of the art projects my oldest two kids brought home from their first class with Mr. West! I was not there, another mom took them with her child with my permission. When they came home, my 7-year-old son (who I never considered especially artistic) showed me this lovely picture of a lighthouse on rocks, the beam of light piercing through the gloom of the storm. "Oh, that's nice, sweetie!" I said. "Is this what you copied?" (thinking it was the example for the students to follow) My daughter chimed in, "Oh, no, mom. That is his picture." What. What? THIS? My son did THIS??? I was shocked. We have gotten each of them a binder to store their art because their projects continue to amaze us with their ability to learn the techniques Mr. West describes. Our third is now old enough to attend, and after the first class he reminded me that he needed his binder to keep his art! What a delight to see my children bringing home proof that this is not some simplistic art class! It is said that the genius makes the complex simple. I would say that is EXACTLY what happens in his classes --which is why, when you have the opportunity to observe a class in action,  you will see 7-year-olds to 17-year-olds all busy, you will hear the chatter of creativity, and you will smell the excitement of the students."  - Becky M

"Christian Art for Kids with Mr. West has been a wonderful addition to our homeschool routine!  My two sons LOVE  attending the class each month.  Not only do we see improvements with their artistic abilities, Mr. West also weaves biblical wisdom into the lessons.  They spontaneously share stories they learned when it applies to something in our day.  Also, I purchased his DVD's for Christmas gifts and they are very well done.  I highly recommend his art class for these reasons." – Shannon

"I love to tell new friends about Mr. West's art class.  It has something for every type of  student.   Mr. West gives the students challenging and beautiful projects that they can accomplish step by step.  This step by step method helps students to focus on one task and then to take a break and run up to his table for feedback and encouragement.  There is constant movement and activity for those that need to get up and move around.  For the child who likes to sit and focus for longer - they are able to sit quietly and focus on their work.  Mr. West sprinkles the lesson with words of encouragement for each student and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ for the mighty things He has done and is doing all the time.  I could not choose a more inspirational or flexible learning environment for our children."  - Krista W

"My kids think they are going for an art class, but they also get so much more out of the character-building stories Mr. West shares with them!!  Mr. West is an incredibly talented art teacher!"  - Mary

"My kids have been so blessed for many years by Mr. West. He knows how to teach drawing so that everyone in the class is successful. I can't say how amazed I am at the quality of the drawings that the kids are able to produce. Not only did he give them a great foundation in drawing, he encouraged them to live their faith. He is a bold witness for Christ. I have been so grateful for his influence on my children."  - Katie

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