The Knowledge Nook was founded on the premise that  "God never shuts one door without opening another." After Good Shepherd School closed its doors for the last time following the 2014-2015 school year, I felt like trying something new. This led me to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening an art studio and learning center to teach my first real love: ART. So with God's help, I opened the doors at the Knowledge Nook in June 2015. The Nook allows children in our community a place to get help and build self-esteem and confidence. We also love to help everyone discover their creative side. We believe everyone can paint! 


-Joy Snead, owner.


Homeschool Help

The Knowledge Nook offers unique opportunities for homeschooled students. Having 21 years of teaching experience, I have acquired a huge passion for all thins history, literature, and art. Jessica specializes more in math and science. If you need help with any of these subject areas or need special enrichment activities, please call me to schedule a time. 


Our afterschool tutoring is offered Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00. We help students with homework on any subject where they may need extra support. This includes book reports, research papers, science projects, and more. 

Art Fun Fridays

The first Friday of every month from 6:00-7:00, teenagers are encouraged to join us at the Nook for some awesome, amazing, and inspiring art! We serve pizza and cokes while the kids are free to create and explore with acrylic paint on canvas.


Nook Night

Students are welcome to join us every Friday from 4:00-5:00 for a fun, inspirational art activity.

Birthday Parties

Looking for an alternative birthday party idea? Try the Nook! We offer themed birthday parties for up to 8 children with art related activities. Please call me for more information. 


"Girls Night Out" and "Paint and Sip" nights are available upon request. Please call me for more information.


Adult art classes are offered the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-3:00


*Special Events and Sales happen throughout the year and will be announced on Facebook and our website as they occur, so be sure to keep checking for news*


To schedule any of these or for more information, call me at (931) 205-3529



"My grandbaby's birthday party was there! It was awesome, and she can do anything you want her to. I highly recommend The Knowledge Nook for a fun party!" -Vanessa Hill


"It's like walking into Aladdin's cave! It's warm, inviting, and filled with a friendly atmosphere. Joy and Jessica and awesome. My daughter Ruby simply adores them. The extra math tutoring is helping her grade so much. Art class with Joy is a wonderful way to end each week. She rocks! We are very fortunate to be a part of this magical kingdom." -Stephanie Devine


"Had my daughter's 8th birthday party here and it was wonderful and so stress-free! Everyone had a great time! Definetlyrecommend this place!" -Mindy Miller


"We did a Girl's Night Out for mom's 60th. It was part of our weekend events for her. We all loved it and had a blast. We will be back. Thank you, Mrs. Joy!" -Reka Delk Thomas


"We love Joy and Jessica; they are the best of the best!" -Michelle Sisk Smith