"Education in the arts should not be reserved for the talented few, but promoted as the means for all children to develop skills in:
creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, accountability, relationship building, communication, adaptability and dreaming big." 

​- Lisa Phillips, American museum director, curator, and author

Current: New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC)    |   Former: Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC)   |   ​Book: "The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World"

Studio Address: 6325 Wilkinson Blvd. #116A, Belmont, NC 28012   |
Mailing Address: 103 Dorie Drive, Belmont, NC 28012   |  704.718.4330

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Upcoming Events

Please join us!


Christmas Card Show & Holiday Exposé (Student Art Sale)  |  December 3  |  1:30p-5p

Join us for our annual student Christmas Card Show and inaugural Holiday Exposé student art sale!
Art sale proceeds will go towards purchasing a pottery wheel!

Art by J Studios  |  6325 Wilkinson Blvd. #116A, Belmont, NC 28012​

Slow Art Day  |  April 8, 2017 (Time TBA)

Join us for our 2nd Annual Slow Art Day where we take time to appreciate art.
Art by J Studios  |  6325 Wilkinson Blvd. #116A, Belmont, NC 28012​

Spring Art Show  |  May 2017 (Date & Time TBA)

Art by J Goes to France & Spain | June 2017 (Dates TBA)

Join us as we travel to France & Spain to explore the works of great artists!

​We are partnering with EF (Education First) Tours to provide the best educational tour possible.  Participants will spend 13 days traveling around Paris, Provence, Barcelona and Spain seeing amazing works of art by some of the world's most renowned artists!  

Click on the following link for tour information: 

Art by J Studios opened in 1985 when artist-teacher-owner Jeaniene Dibble decided to offer an after school art enrichment program for school children in the Belmont area.  Since then, Art by J has grown into a widely respected art school for children in grades 1-12 and adults in the Greater Belmont/Lake Wylie area.

At Art by J, students experience a variety of art forms, including drawing, painting, clay, stamping and mixed media under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced instructors in our 4,000-square foot studio.

With over 30 years experience, Art by J Studios prides itself on its tradition of excellence in art education and looks forward to bringing out each person's inner artist.​​

Weekly classes are offered
​Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
​and Saturday afternoons.

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for detailed class & registration information.



"Art promotes skills that are important in academic and life success." 

​- Lisa Phillips, American museum director, curator, and author

Current: New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC)    |   Former: Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC)
​Book: "The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World"

Special Saturday Sessions:
Student Art Sale Creation

Weekly students will have the opportunity
to come in on designated Saturday
 to create sale pieces for
Holiday Exposé
scheduled for December 3.

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Special Saturday Session specifics.

Children Gain Valuable Skills Through

Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your child from others.  If children have practice thinking creatively, it will come naturally to them now and in their future career.

When your child puts their heart and soul into an art project—and spends hours working on it, cultivating it, and making it beautiful—they’ll feel an enormous sense of accomplishment when it’s complete.  

Artistic creations are born through the solving of problems.  All this practice problem solving develops children’s skills in reasoning and understanding. This will help develop important problem-solving skills necessary for success in any career.

Perseverance:In an increasingly competitive world, where people are being asked to continually develop new skills, perseverance is essential to achieving success.  An art piece isn't necessarily conceived, executed and completed in a short amount of time, which leads students to understand the meaning and importance of perseverance.


Receiving Constructive Feedback: Receiving constructive feedback about a visual art piece is a regular part of art instruction. Children learn that feedback is part of learning and it is not something to be offended by or to be taken personally. It is something helpful as the goal is the improvement of skills.

Dedication: When kids get to practice following through with artistic endeavors that result in a finished product, they learn to associate dedication with a feeling of accomplishment.

Life Skills: Art helps children learn important real-world skills including critical and creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, and motor & social skills.

Academic Success: Self-esteem increases when a child feels confident in the classroom. Skills learned from studying the arts including concentration and dedication, positively affect classroom values and test scores. 

​Credit: The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge, Lisa Phillips, and The Washington Post 

Adult Classes, including

Introduction to Drawing

and Clay, are offered.

Art by J also offers a variety of other art offerings like card, book & jewelry making, and puppet creation. 

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​taken to class offerings!


Art by J Instructors are   about art and look forward to ​teaching students a variety of art forms, styles and techniques each week.

2016-2017 Instructors:

Susan Allran

Trudy Johnson

Morgan Mathieu

Sarah Cosette

Sarah Monteleone

Jeremy Martinez



Art &

Child Development

“MY children LOVE ART BY J!”

Larissa Pitts, parent, is thoroughly impressed by the variety of projects and high quality instruction at Art by J Studios.  "My two children love Art by J!  They have learned so much about many different art forms and artists in a short amount of time and have received excellent instruction.  I can't wait to see what they create next!"

Artwork - Top: Still life in oil pastel by Ginger Pitts, age 10

              Bottom: "Tree" in paint & colored pencil by Crockett Pitts, age 9