To provide safe, high-quality visual arts experiences to strengthen and develop today’s youth into creative and imaginative future leaders.

To positively impact the lives of every youth and awaken a world full of possibilities to every child entrusted to us.


Monique Curry


As founder of Starter Studios, I have always had a deep passion for all things creative since childhood.  In high school, my major was textile design and I absolutely loved weaving.  There's a sense of peace in the harmonious interaction of the yarns and in the repetitive motion of manual weaving.  Later attending FIT in NY, I chose an alternate career path of Inventory Management for popular stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Linens 'N Things although my passion for art and crafts never ceased.  Returning to my creative roots to gift visual art experiences to the next generation of creative leaders is a gift to my soul.