cuteness overload friends

My name is Nathalie VanBalen and I am an artist and educator. In addition to teaching at the University School of Nashville, I am excited to offer one-of-a-kind art camps in my home. The purple house provides an intimate, flexible environment. Small groups of children have fun creating stop motion animations, videos, books, puppets, and other dynamic artworks.

Our unique projects:
-promote a playful exploration of materials
-allow space for each child’s interpretation and imagination
-challenge kids to think critically about the world around them
-encourage kids to engage with and learn from each other

Marlo Grace drawing


The stop-motion camp was a wonderful week of sheer creativity and fun, and the movies the kids made were inspiring. Luca has been taking pictures and making movies ever since.  I can’t recommend this experience highly enough.  -Helmut Smith

Ella had a fantastic time at camp. She said it was her very favorite of all the camps she went to- and that is high, high praise.” -Kathryn Barnett

How thrilling to see my anxious, shy Elena tackle a speaking role in a movie she helped to make. The safe, encouraging space Nathalie provided these kids to create within was a great gift to them and to us parents.” -Joe Shepherd

Nathalie’s stop-motion animation camp was our daughters’ favorite camp of the summer. It was the perfect combination of creativity and summer fun with the fabulous Miss Nathalie!” -Susan Foxman

Questions? Feel free to get in touch! nathalie.vanbalen (at) gmail (dot) com