Our Vision

At Chestnut House Art School we want students to use a variety of mediums in their projects, while meeting educational standards, so that they get to experience many types of art that will have a greater impact on their creativity and the benefits of a full art curriculum.

Our Story

Parents, in our area of North Texas,  searching for art classes for their children began posting inquiries on social media groups. A home school mother as well as an avid crafter, Kate Dobson, who was also in search of an outlet for her art skills decided to offer art classes from her home. Interest increased enough that their guest suite was converted into an art room and the Chestnut House Art School was founded to fulfill a need in the community.

Meet the Instructor


Kate Dobson

Founder and Instructor

Kate has been an avid crafter for 25 years. She is inspired by her mother who taught her to sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, draw, and paint. Kate partnered with her mother to open Pretty Krafty Ceramics in the mid-1990's. She also took watercolor and drawing classes. Kate loves to try new art techniques. The last 8 years have been focused on paper crafting. In 2018, Kate won a Blue Ribbon for her art that she entered in the Texas State Fair.

Sign Up

Sign your child up for one of our Themed Units, enroll them for the School Year Course, and find out about our Open Studio Craft Times.