by Partners & Spade
As the father of two young ones, I can appreciate Andy Spade's commitment to exposing his daughter to the arts. However, in typical Andy fashion, he turned it up a notch by starting his own Avant Garde Preschool at Partners & Spade. Andy and his business partner, Anthony Sperduti, came up with the idea last winter while brainstorming about how to make high art accessible to kids. "We have a lot of artistic friends," explained Andy. "I wanted my daughter [4-year-old Bea] exposed to them." The first class was taught by contemporary artist Karen Kimmel and at a suggested donation of $30 per class that all goes to PS 126 on the Lower East Side, I am now truly inspired to bring out the artist that may reside in my children.
According to UO blog, the school meets every Sunday during the summer but check the website to sign up because the spots go fast. Look for filmmaking classes in the future.