About Tara Hackett

Hi, my name is Tara Hackett, and I have been making art for over 20 years, and teaching since 1999.  I  began as a preschool teacher in college, and took art classes here and there throughout high school and college.  Even though I pursued a business degree, it has always been a passion of mine.  It wasn’t until I had three kids and started doing art with them at home that I realized it could become a part-time job for me as well.

This is my seventh year offering art classes from my home studio in Rincon Valley. I offer a variety of classes, throughout the year, for children in Kinder through 8th grades.  I love to meet kids where they are at in their abilities, and help encourage them to take the next steps.  In my my classes we look at work from the masters and draw inspiration from nature, but I always emphasize that “you are the only one who can make art like you!”


“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”        – Ananda Coomaraswamy