"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

Welcome to The Knowledge Nook!

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. 

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


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.

Betty was the Nook's on staff veiled chameleon. She's was with the Nook since the beginning. Sadly, Betty recently became one with the Force. She would have wanted us to remember the wise words of Yoda. "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." Betty will be succeeed as on staff chameleon by AJ. 

Our Staff

Summer camps 2019 are here! Call, text, or email Joy or message us on Facebook to register. Spaces are limited so hurry to claim your spot!

Call, Text, or Email Joy at 931-205-3529 or joysnead68@gmail.com and Message us on Facebook at The Knowledge Nook to schedule a session.

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.

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.

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.