Our Story


Established in October 2018, Budding Artists was conceptualized between two close friends, Sarah Tanberg and Dakota McMahand, both educators, seeking to create sustainable change in under-resourced communities of color. Our project objective is to provide free process-based art experiences to children ages 3 -5 to prepare students for successful participation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs during elementary school. 


Our STEAM Connection


STEAM is the movement of adding arts education (liberal arts, fine arts, music, design-thinking, and language arts) into the STEM field. The "A” in STEAM promotes curiosity and can create a pathway in attracting more students, specifically underrepresented ethnic groups and females into STEM fields. By participating in Budding Artists process-focused art programming, children will learn how to think critically, problem-solve and use creativity, which are all necessary skills needed in order to compete in this global economy. 



Budding Artists is a member of the National Art Education Association, California Art Education Association, and the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Click below to learn more about our story from these media outlets: 

Budding Artists.png

Our Mission

Budding Artists seeks to stimulate a more inclusive and creative global society by providing transformative process-focused art experiences to pre-kindergarten children in under-resourced communities.


Our Commitment 

Our teaching goals as art facilitators is to create dynamic learning experiences putting the "A" for arts in STEAM, which should culminate in developing learners who understand that they are global citizens, social justice advocates, lifelong learners and engineers of creativity.

Support Budding Artists Today!

Budding Artists

Founded in 2018, Budding Artists serves the Los Angeles County community by providing under-resourced preschool children with transformative process-focused art experiences. 

© 2020 Budding Artists is a fiscally sponsored program of United Charitable, a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.​