When a local mom convinced Laura Watmough to give her two children some basic instruction in art, at Laura’s own kitchen table, a brilliant business was inadvertently created.
“It’s really fun,” Laura says of her full-time job instructing art. “I initially just volunteered at schools, teaching art, but when funding cutbacks struck, this mother approached me to give her daughters a few lessons. After the other parents heard about it, they started knocking on my door with their children.”
Laura started her home-based business in 1994, but soon realized expansion would be necessary. “I was quickly overwhelmed,” she recalls, “so I found a 2,000 square foot studio to house Hidden Talent Fine Art School. Then I realized the space gave me the freedom to teach not just kids, but teens and adults as well.”