We are excited to offer art camps at the Knowledge Nook again this summer. As a former elementary school teacher, I know the need for keeping children motivated and active­ly learning during the summer months. Our camps have a healthy dose of exploring your child’s artistic abilities, creativity, and imagination. Often these important creative avenues aren’t explored during the school year. Our camps also offer familiarization with famous artists and their techniques, giving children opportunity to work in dif­ferent styles and mediums. The camps’ themes are chosen based on popular culture today, not only to give your child a familiar topic but also to turn it into a fun learning ex­perience. I hope that your child will find our camps to be enlightening and entertaining. See you this summer!

-Joy Snead, Founder


Camp 1 June 4-8 10 am-12 pm        Avengers
Camp 2 June 11-15 10 am-12 pm    Star Wars
Camp 3 June 18-22 10 am-12 pm    Ant-man
Camp 4                         1 pm-3 pm   Reading
Camp 5 June 25-29 10 am-12 pm    The Incredibles
Camp 6                         1 pm-3 pm    Math


Camp 7 July 9-13 10 am-12 pm        Disney Days
Camp 8                     1 pm-3 pm        Reading
Camp 9 July 16-20 10 am-12 pm      Dr. Seuss
Camp 10                     1 pm-3 pm      Math


Lady's Night Out - Call to schedule
If you have a group of friends who you want to drink wine with and try your hand at creating a masterpiece, call and let's set up a time.

Teen Night- First Friday of the month 6-8 pm
Come enjoy Coke and snacks while creating your very own masterpiece with paint and canvas. Ms. Joy is there only as a guide to inspire and encourage. The subject of your painting is totally yours. Teenagers only. Please text or call Ms. Joy at 205-3529 if you plan to attend.

Avery Wert was one of Joy's students, first at the School of the Good Shepherd and then at the Knowledge Nook. Now, she helps with tutoring and art lessons. 

Betty is the Nook's on staff veiled chameleon. She's been with the Nook since the beginning. Betty helps  keep an eye on everyone.

Joy Snead, Owner / Operator, Opened the Knowledge Nook in May of 2015. She brings over 20 years of experience teaching at Sewanee Children;s Center and the School of the Good Shepherd.

Wilma is queen of the Nook, who looks down on all her underlings, when she isn't playing with paper

Our Staff

$30.00 per day or $125.00 per week
Each additional sibling 20% discount
Limit of 8 students per camp
$30.00 deposit required upon registration
$10.00 discount per week for multiple week registration
For reservations text or call Joy 931-205-3529

Welcome to The Knowledge Nook!

Our goal is simple: To create learning success stories, one student at a time.

Since we opened our doors in 2015, the Knowledge Nook has been helping students fulfill their potential. We do this through personalized instruction, working hand-in-hand with the student’s classroom teachers for the most efficient learning.

"He who works with his hands is a laborer
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman
He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist"
-St. Francis of Assisi

Jessica Ware. She is from Estill Springs, TN. She teaches math and science at the Knowledge Nook. Jessica loves playing disc golf and hiking. She also does lots of puzzles and loves to sew.