• Led by or specializes in serving Black or African American communities
  • Led by or specializes in serving women
  • Visual Art
Tomisha Lovely-Allen stands with three kids holding up paintings. Behind them, other paintings are displayed at a table and on a wall.

About Us:

Tamisha Allen's programming encourages art play through art materials exploration.

Age Range(s)
Adults (25-64), Ages 15 and Up, All Ages (Children Through Seniors), Children (0-14), Seniors (65 years and over), Teens (13-18), Youth (15-24)
Tomisha Lovely-Allen (She/Her)

Tomisha is a self-taught representational realist figure artist who has been a passionate creative artist since childhood. She earned a bachelor’s in accounting and an Associate in Business Administration at Northern Kentucky University in 1998, and a Certified Public Accountant license by 2001. Her artistic journey was rekindled as she experimented with various mediums & came to appreciate the buttery consistency of oil paint. She is most drawn to creating portrait & figurative works. Capturing individuals as in a glimpse of time; naturally poised and slightly invasive intrigues her.

Her programming encourages art play through art materials exploration. Each session introduces a new art material to the class for use in the project. Depending on the size of the group and age range materials could include air dry clay, watercolor paint, acrylic paint, oil or soft pastels, alcohol markers, liquid inks, tempera sticks, charcoal and graphite, marble material, fabric paints etc. The class is designed to provide options in art which is a break from a traditional art class. The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to use art materials they would not usually have access to. Introducing new art materials and creating projects based on their interest will encourage them to either incorporate the new materials into their already existing art-making process or nurture a creative outlet for students who would not consider themselves “artistic.” Projects and materials are customized to the group’s interests. Students are given some decision power by vote or random draw of upcoming projects or material. Doing so provides them time to think of what to make based on the new challenge and provides Tomisha the time to prepare the materials and project based on their selection.

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