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About Kaleidoscope PA 

Welcome to Kaleidoscope PA, a transformative art wellness community nestled in the heart of State College, PA. Our mission is simple yet profound: to inspire and empower individuals to embrace the artist within themselves. At Kaleidoscope PA, we believe that art is for everyone, and with a growth mindset, anyone can unleash their creative potential.

Our commitment to promoting well-being through art extends beyond just providing a creative outlet. We firmly believe in the power of research-based approaches, drawing from psychology and education, to optimize the therapeutic benefits of artistic expression. Our art workshops are thoughtfully designed to incorporate evidence-based practices that have been shown to enhance mental well-being and foster personal growth.

We understand that the environment in which we create can significantly impact our artistic journey. That's why we are delighted to offer workshops in some of the most inspiring locations in the State College area. Embracing the belief that art and nature are inseparable, we take our creativity beyond traditional studio walls and venture into the beauty of the outdoors.

Founder & Creative Director

Sarah Zappe

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I’m Sarah Zappe and I’m the founder of Kaleidoscope PA LLC. I am an educational psychologist deeply committed to enhancing mental well-being and personal development through the creative process. Throughout the tumultuous days of the COVID pandemic, I stumbled upon an unexpected remedy for my stress and anxiety – watercolor painting. It's quite amusing, considering that prior to this revelation, I had never believed I could even draw a stick figure. Yet, something about art called out to me, and I found myself drawn into a world of colors and brushes.


Embracing the transformative power of art, I began delving into the profound relationship between creativity and mental health. I soon realized that art possesses the incredible ability to promote wellness, providing a therapeutic outlet for emotions and fostering a sense of mindfulness and self-expression. My journey of personal learning about art opened my eyes to the immense positive impact it can have on one's overall well-being.

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