LeAnn Hale is a local artist, art educator and advocate for visual art education. After working for multiple nonprofit art programs and a five year run as a public school art teacher she knew there was more to be done in the world of art education. Her studio began with a handful of students in a 400 sq. ft. portion of her family’s garage in 2000. Since then, she has moved the Purple Turtle Art Studio to its current space in downtown Bryan and has served thousands of young artists on and off site.
LeAnn believes that all children should have the opportunity to learn to express themselves visually. She has worked with children in public schools, the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, homeschool students, Brazos County Juvenile Services, Camp Millican Campers, children with special needs and many more. LeAnn is a champion of the theory that creativity is a powerful skill that is easily learned in a nurturing environment. She has made it her objective in life to equip children with the tools of creativity so they are able to go into the world and create with confidence.