Central Fort Bend Chamber Celebrates Shady Oak Primary School TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) Art Studio Grand Opening  

The Central Fort Bend Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Shady Oak Primary School Monday, October 2nd, at the Grand Opening of its new TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) Studio.  Elected Officials, family, friends, and community members joined in the celebration.

Debbie Elder, Director, Shady Oak Primary School was thrilled when Stevie Ballow approached her in February 2017 with the idea to open a TAB Studio at Shady Oak Primary School because it tied in perfectly with the school’s mission.  Stevie Ballow is now the Art Director of the Tab Studio 600 Art and Makers Space.  Stevie’s extensive education and limitless creativity in all art genres will be a huge asset not only to Shady Oak Primary School students but the residents of Fort Bend County as well.  Debbie Elder explained why this new collaboration is so exciting, “I studied Business and to truly be successful in business you have to be able to communicate, collaborate, problem solve and think critically.  Shady Oak is teaching this to our students, we teach it in ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies classes.  We do Project Base Learning which allows our students to really do meaningful work because when you do something meaningful while learning, it sticks.”

Classes for ages Pre-K to High School are already underway and Open Workshop Classes for all ages are scheduled to begin soon.  Visit Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theartandmakerspace/ to sign up or to learn more about the cool plans for upcoming fall classes.

For more information call Shady Oak Primary School at: 281-344-1291 or visit their website www.shadyoakprimary.com

The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.

For more information on the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org.