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Dreams are the portals to the minds of Creatives.
At Creative Odyssey we believe in nourishing those dreams.

Welcome to Creative Odyssey, a one-of-a-kind art education program aimed at providing children with the tools and inspiration they need to be successful artists and creative thinkers. Our founder, Samantha Vann, has dedicated her life to creating a space where children can feel safe to express themselves and learn from experienced artists and educators. Our virtual hub allows us to offer our programs to children all over the world, while our local programs provide Detroit-area children with a hands-on, immersive art education experience. Join us today and let your child's creative journey begin.

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As an art education NPO, Creative Odyssey is dedicated to providing high-quality art instruction to all students. We believe that art education is essential to the holistic development of every individual and that creativity enriches life in numerous ways. Our courses are designed to not only teach students vital artistic skills but also to expose them to different cultures and perspectives. We are constantly seeking new ways to improve our curriculum, materials, and teaching methods to provide the best possible learning experience.


Creative Team

The Core

The decision-makers. The movers. The shakers. The big kahunas.


Samantha Vann


Welcome to Creative Odyssey! As a non-profit educational program, we are dedicated to fostering creativity in everyone, regardless of age or skill level. Our founder's love for the arts has inspired us to create a unique and innovative program designed to help people discover and develop their own creativity. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to nurturing the unique talents of each student. Join us on this exciting journey of self-discovery and creativity!


Tisha Jangid

Board Member/Human Resources

Creative Odyssey is a place where creativity meets education. We offer a wide range of art classes and workshops that cater to different skill levels and interests. Our experienced team of artists and collaborators are committed to helping students enhance their creativity and artistic skills in a supportive environment. We offer classes that are project-based, and students are given the opportunity to work with different mediums, from drawing and painting to printmaking and sculpture. Our Board Member/Human Resources Rep. Tisha, with her extensive experience in Human Resources, ensures that our organization runs seamlessly.


Claudia Moscoso Dinardo

Board Member/Mental Health Advocate

Welcome to Creative Odyssey, where creativity knows no bounds. Our Board Member/Mental Health Advocate, Claudia Moscoso Dinardo, has a deep passion for art education and is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and over two decades of experience in the field, Claudia brings a unique perspective and unparalleled expertise to our programs. Whether you're looking to explore a new art form, hone your skills, or simply unwind and tap into your creativity, our team is here to support you every step of the way.


Shagun Nayyar

Board Member/Business Analyst

With Creative Odyssey, you will learn to apply creative solutions to everyday problems and make these problems an opportunity for growth. Our classes offer a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience that goes beyond technical skills. We aim to nurture the creative confidence of our students and establish an appreciation for art. Shagun, is an enterprising young professional who brings an innovative perspective to everything she does.

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With constant changes in society every day, Creative Odyssey prides itself on standing on its belief that every child has a dream that simply needs to be nourished.

Creative Collaborators

Pure Professionalism

Welcome to Creative Odyssey, where creativity knows no bounds. Our vibrant arts organization offers a broad range of classes and programs for anyone interested in exploring and developing their artistic abilities. Our dedicated team of artists is committed to providing a supportive and encouraging learning environment that fosters creativity, self-expression, and individual growth. No matter your age or skill level, we welcome you to join our community and embark on a journey of artistic discovery and exploration.

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